Going on 11 years in the elementary school setting with 4 years experience prior to that in outpatient pediatric rehabilitation.
Fun! :) I try to make my speech sessions both productive and fun for me and my students. I tend to use a lot of drill work with articulation, and I'm not very crafty at all so our cutesy-time is limited. I've never outgrown cartoons and video games, and my boyfriend keeps me up to date on what's popular, so I like to use those as motivational topics whenever possible.
I'm very blessed to have two very important people in my life whose influences inspire me. I am the girlfriend of a very patient, loving, supportive, and understanding man who critiques my uploads and tolerates my endless complaints about paperwork! His artistic eye (this is where he'd say "I have 2") helps me to fine-tune many aspects of my work. His ability to keep his inner child as a key part of himself always helps me to see things through my students' eyes, and bring their interests into my classroom! :) I am the daughter of a retired secondary mathematics and Physics teacher of 35 years, with the final 5 years spent as an Assistant Principal (3 years) then Head Principal (2 years) at the secondary level. My father's goal in the classroom was always to make learning interactive and fun. As an administrator, his goal was to lead by example, which he did successfully and with honor. I always strive to bring fun and integrity into my classroom! :)
Bachelor of Science, Communication Disorders; Master of Science, Communication Science and Disorders.
My ultimate professional goal is to work as a college/grad school level clinical supervisor. I have a blog! https://pumpkinpiespeechsupplies.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, For All Subjects, Occupational Therapy, School Psychology, Phonics, Classroom Community