Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year
September 6: Regular sessions will begin the week of September 9
Home Practice Policy: I strongly encourage my students to complete home practice on a regular basis. I feel that it is important for students to practice their communication skills in a variety of settings with a variety of listeners. This aids in carryover of the skills we are working on in the therapy setting. I give articulation home practice pages out regularly. Students who return a required amount of homework (based on their goals and therapy schedule), will be rewarded with a prize from my prize box. I require adult "listener" signatures on completed home practice pages. If a child does not have a home practice page at home, they may read a page or paragraph aloud and focus on their target sounds as they read. If they have language goals, it is appropriate for them to read a lengthier passage and answer comprehension questions or summarize their reading for you. In these cases, I will accept a note or email from you stating that they have completed home practice.
- What is language? What is speech?: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/language_speech.htm
- Communication Skills in Kindergarteners: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/kindergarten.htm
- Communication Skills in First Graders: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/firstgrade.htm
- Communication Skills in Second Graders: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/secondgrade.htm
- Communication Skills in Third Graders:http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/thirdgrade.htm
- Communication Skills in Fourth Graders:http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/fourthgrade.htm
- Communication Skills in Fifth Graders: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/fifthgrade.htm
- What is Pragmatic Language? http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Pragmatics.htm
- Developmental milestones: http://www.ldonline.org/article/6313
- How to graduate from articulation therapy in 10 steps: http://heardinspeech.weebly.com/1/category/articulation/1.html
- How hearing works: http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/How-We-Hear/
- Language disorder or just a late bloomer?: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/LateBlooming.htm
- Stuttering informaiton: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering.htm
About ME: I was raised in West Branch, Michigan and graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School. I attended Grand Valley State University and received a Master's Degree from Western Michigan University. It's tough being a Bronco in this CMU territory! I live in Greenville with my husband, Mark, and son, Kyle. We have a chocolate lab named Baxter and a cat named Zoey. In my spare time I enjoy watching my son particpate in sports, walking, reading, and travelling. I am an avid football fan, GO LIONS and WOLVERINES! In addition to my role as Speech-language Pathologist, I am also the middle school student government advisor and Parent Teacher Organization President.
Student government application packets will be out Friday, September 13!