Meet Our Department
Alexandra Paterno, M.A. CCC/SLP, TSSLD
Speech Language Pathologist
Dows Lane Elementary School
Rebeca Sampelayo, M.A. CCC/SLP, TSHH
Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist
Dows Lane Elementary School/Main Street School
Tracy Grahn, M.A. M.E.D., TSHH
Speech Teacher/Teacher of the Deaf/Hearing Impaired
orgWhat is a Speech Pathologist?Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are specially trained professionals who hold a master’s degree, a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a state license and/or department of education certification. SLPs work with school children who have communication problems that affect success in classroom activities, social interaction, literacy, and learning. The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides speech-language services for school-age children with communication disorders that adversely affect children’s educational performance.
Learn the difference between speech and language.
Charts of speech, language, and hearing milestones from birth to 5. Includes tips for parents.
What to expect from children in elementary school.
Learn about how reading and writing develops.
Learn about social communication and interacting with others.
Learn the difference between a language delay and a language problem.
Games that facilitate language development
- Go Fish
- Apples to Apples
- I Spy
- Guess Who?
- Guess What I Am?
- Twenty Questions