Lisle Speech Language Pathologists
October 2014 Speech Update
Well the school year is into full swing and I wanted to keep you updated on “Dinner Talk” ideas for your students. Each month I will let you know topics that are being discussed at school.
Our new program Second Step that helps the students learn tools for problem solving is going great. Ask your students about the new words they have learned: empathy and respect.
October is school safety month and on October 16th we will be participating in a school wide “Shake Out.” All children and staff will practice what to do to protect themselves should there be an earthquake. Drop, Cover and Hold on are the terms that we teach and have them practice.
October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
What is Down syndrome?
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development resulting from the presence of an extra chromosome – individuals with Down syndrome have 47 instead of the usual 46.
The presence of the additional genetic material alters development and causes characteristics that are associated with Down syndrome – including low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes and a single deep crease across the center of the palm.
How common is Down syndrome?
Down syndrome occurs in approximately one in every 691 live births, making it the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder. There are about 400,000 Americans diagnosed with Down syndrome and approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome each year in the United States
Dinner Talk Ideas (Questions to ask your student)
When doing “Dinner Talks” remind your child/ren to use their strategies in order to speak with correct pronunciation, be fluent, and to speak in grammatically correct sentences. Please correct your child’s errors when they are heard. Thank you for your continued support of your child’s speech and language program.
What are your speech goals?
What are your speech strategies you use?
What are the days and times you go to speech?
Explain your speech homework folder if you haven’t done so yet.
Explain what you have learned about the topics stated above.
5 minutes of daily practice is needed to help with the carryover process.
Welcome back to school. I am Mrs. Lauten (formally Miss Mac) your student's Speech Language Pathologist. I am happy to be back at Schiesher after taking a year off to stay home with my daughter. Keep a look out for your child's speech folder in the upcoming weeks. Daily speech practice is the only way to master the skills we are working on in the therapy room. 5 minutes of practice is all I ask for. Use homework time to practice. All students are required to read daily, so have them read a page to you out loud or ask them to summarize what they have read with using good articulation, grammar, organization/sequence and fluency. Practice makes perfect.
All LIsle schools are now using the program Second Step to give our students skills for social and academic success. The program will provide the students will common vocabulary and langauge when working with others. This month the students are learning the words RESPECT and EMPATHY. Be sure to ask your children what they have learned at school.
Speech Language Pathologists in Lisle Community Unit School District 202
Theresa Lauten M.S.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
Services Schiesher Elementary Grades Kindergarten & 3-5
Mary Bumpus M.A. CCC-SLP
Services Lisle Junior High School, Lisle Senior High & 5th Grade
(she is a part-time Speech Language Pathologist
for Lisle School District)
To provide quality speech-language services to children with communication disorders and give support to their families.
ISHA (Illinois Speech-Language and Hearing Association) www.ishail.org
Click on the links below to find out more about each topic:
Created by Theresa Lauten M.S.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist