I have worked for 31 years as a bilingual speech pathologist with Spanish- and English-speaking inner city students with speech and language deficits in addition to providing MTSS services for general education students.
I teach using multiple modalities (auditory/visual/gestural/tactile/music) and believe that interactive short stories are an excellent means to promote language and articulation growth as well as phonological awareness.
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B.A. in Speech Pathology from Univ of Virginia; M.A. in Speech & Language Pathology from Northwestern University; 31 years as speech pathologist in hospitals, rehab clinics, preschool centers, early childhood homebound services and Chicago public schools in Latino neighborhoods.
I am a mother of 2 adult children who loved to listen to well illustrated books as much as I loved to read them. For 6 years I lived in northern Spain where I became fluent in Spanish. I have always worked in inner city schools where resources are limited, parents often don't speak English and do not have a history of being read to as children. My passion is to assist parents as well as children in becoming great communicators and to instill in them a love of books. Since I was a child, I have loved art as well as story telling. It is my privilege to now use my educational knowledge of normal language development as well as my gifts in art, story-telling and being bilingual, to assist you in your teaching experience. I hope you will experience much joy in using my materials!