I am an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with over 15 years experience. I work primarily in the school setting and truly love my job. My goal through TpT is to help enhance your current therapy techniques, revive your current “bag of tricks” and leave rejuvenated, just as many of you have done for me! I love the sharing forum that TpT facilitates with the energy created as we all work together to maintain the flow of our creative juices and optimize how we serve our students. I believe that as a profession, we are continually challenged to think “outside of the box,” adapting practical ideas that keep the interest of their students while targeting individual speech-language goals and educational content standards. Hands-on activities that can be used within and/or outside the therapy room will be included. Activities are geared primarily towards the preschool and elementary population, although many are transferable to the secondary level.
I take a multisensory, hands-on approach to learning. I love the challenge of unlocking the door to individually meet each of my students where they are and help them grow to become the best version of themselves.
Voted 2015 Educator of the Year Nominee by my Cherished School Colleagues My SLPTalk listserve on Yahoo was featured in an article in the ASHA Leader which was quite exciting for me. My greatest professional honors though are those I share with my students. Some that come to mind are... The day I found out that one of my cherished students from the past was entering the same college I attended to study to be a speech-language pathologist. I did have to pause to question, "how did I get so old?"... time really flies when you are changing lives! Another moment came from one of my first graders that joins me during her lunch period every Friday who usually watches a speech session from my desk as she eats and then assists my speech group when she is finished eating. When she arrived this particular Friday though, I informed her that I would have to have a short lunch with her as I packed up my belongings for a departmental meeting in another building. She confidently replied, "I think I can handle your Kindergarten group. Just tell me what I need to do and I'll do it". It provided a wonderful reminder that we affect more than just the speech-language goals that we target. My heart is still smiling just thinking about it.
Master of Arts in Communcation Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro ~ Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from The Richard Stockton College of NJ
Orton Gillingham trained
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Special Education, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Phonics