Effectively building communication skills with visuals and strategies! Over 35 years as a school SLP convinced me of their value for special needs and at risk learners. Now working full time on TpT, I'm happy to share tips from my experience with you!
Learning and communication occur best in an environment of mutual respect and enjoyment. Using pictures, visuals and strategies aid all learning and leads to more success when teaching students with disabilities!
Awards and certificates come and go, but those treasured moments.... a child saying her name clearly for the first time... the boy who asks with words instead of tantrums ... the teacher who said I made a difference for her... the mom who cried because she was so happy... the SLPs who thanked me for helping them...Those are the moments I cherish.
B.A. I double majored in psychology and speech/language pathology. My M.A. is in speech/language pathology with post-graduate studies in the areas of reading, education, autism, and social language problems.
A speech/language pathologist living in New York, I am so happy to be sharing what has worked for me! My experience includes: * students with autism (high and low functioning) * hearing impaired students, * preschool students with a variety of disabling conditions, * mainstreamed students with language/learning disabilities * students with emotional/behavioral needs requiring special programs
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Summer, Early Intervention, Phonics