The Week in Review

22 Oct

We had a great week of Speech & Language sessions.  Here are some quick highlights of what students have been up to this week:

– Some of my second graders had an opportunity to preview the book Owl Moon, which they will be working with in class next week.  Click on the book title to see a video of the book being read.  It’s beautifully written and depicts a “small moment” in someone’s life.  Our student’s spend a lot of time learning how to write about their own small moments and make them come alive for a reader.  This book is the perfect illustration of how to do that.

– Ms. Rivera’s and Ms. Probst’s Kindergarten students are doing great with the Sounds in Motion program.  They know the movements and sounds for /t/, /s/, /r/, /m/ and some of my other Kindergarten and first graders also know /a/, /k/, /p/ and are combining the movements and sounds to make words.  It’s so exciting to see our little guys confidently perform and learn new sounds, discriminate between sounds and participate in rhymes and stories.

– This week all students who received homework from Speech & Language Therapy completed it, had it signed and brought it back.  I am very happy to report that students are enthusiastically remembering their folders and parents are signing off on homework.  Students will not become more effective communicators just by seeing me 2 times a week in the school.   Students are learning important strategies and practicing certain concepts and techniques here in therapy, but there must be reinforcement of therapy activities both in the classroom and at home.  Our student’s speech folder is a way for me to communicate with parents at home so they can see some of the things we are doing here in therapy and continue to work with their child at home.  We had a very productive week and I look forward to the fun and rigorous week ahead!

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2 Responses to “The Week in Review”

  1. Orna Silverstein October 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Ilan is doing tons of self-monitoring in speech. I am so pleased. All your hard work is paying off.

    • Rachel Lynn Eckenthal October 25, 2010 at 9:10 am #

      Orna! I am so happy to hear this. He has been working hard in Speech and I am very happy for him that he has made so much progress. Thanks for all your support!

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