Gloria Rojas, MS, SLP - A bilingual speech/language pathologist, with a second Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Gloria has taught college courses, conducting language and literacy workshops throughout the United States and in Mexico, and is a co-creator of "Project Acclaim-A Communication Curriculum For Language Acquisition Instructional Methods." Originally from Cuba, Gloria is a native Spanish speaker who immigrated to the United States with her twin brother at the age of seven; she acquired much of her English through the use of music and dance. A bilingual speech-language pathologist, and songwriter, Gloria Rojas is the creative force behind "Manitas" In Motion, LLC. Her 30 year career as a bilingual speech-language pathologist has been fueled by her intense interest in, and dedication to, understanding the relationship between first and second language acquisition and early literacy skills. A bilingual speech and language pathologist, employed by a special education cooperative in the northwest Chicago suburban area, Gloria evaluates students ages three to twenty-one who are struggling academically. She has taught college level courses and has conducted language development and literacy workshops throughout the United States and Mexico. An advocate of using multiple modalities to help English Language Learners acquire a solid language foundation in their native language, she encourages the use of music, dance/movement, and sign language to teach language to children age birth through eight years.
My Mission: Promote brain development, oral language and early literacy through the use of engaging and effective methods, which include music, movement, and American Sign Language. Accelerate children’s first and second language acquisition beginning at birth. Reduce the educational achievement gap.
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Masters of Science degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Interdisciplinary Studies in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Western Illinois University.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Music, Other (Music), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Autumn, Speech Therapy, American Sign Language, Early Intervention, Close Reading