My job description:
As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I help to support my students' communication skills in the areas of speech sound production, receptive language, expressive language, and pragmatic (social) language.
I received an B.S. degree in Communication Disorders from the University of New Hampshire and a masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Syracuse University. I am licensed through New York State and hold a clinical competence certificate as an affiliate of ASHA (the national association for Speech/Language and Audiology).
My career experience:
I've been working as a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist since 2003. I also provide speech/language services through the Early Intervention Program to children under five years old.
A little about me:
I live in Manlius with my husband, daughter, son, and Yorkshire Terrier. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, traveling, reading, and spending time with my family!
An overview of Speech/Language Therapy
-To improve students' articulation skills through fun activities and by teaching helpful strategies.
-To improve students' understanding of verbal/written language for following directions, participating in class discussion, and answering questions.
-To improve students' use of verbal/written language for conversation, answering/asking questions and for writing stories.
-To improve students' spelling skills, syntactical skills (i.e. grammar and sentence structure), social skills, and vocabulary skills.
-To improve students' problem-solving/reasoning skills for participating in more critical thinking tasks within the classroom.
**If you have any questions or concerns with your student's/child's communication skills, please feel free to contact me at 683-5857/ext. # 2117 on school days from 7:45am-3:15pm or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.