English as an Additional Language
Speech and Language Pathologists
Above are Sun West's Speech and Language Pathologists (left to right): Linda Poletz, Cinthia Bird-Hill, Joelle Norris, Katie Schosser. Missing: Aimee-Jeanne Resch.
Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) in the Sun West School Division assist students to become efficient communicators. They provide assessment and treatment for articulation and phonological disorders (speech and sound production), dysfluency (stuttering), voice disorders, oral-motor, feeding difficulties, language development, social skills and literacy skills. The SLPs will provide information regarding referrals to appropriate outside agencies when needed and will work as part of both the medical and educational team. They also provide routine screening of speech sound production, language development and hearing to all Kindergarten students. SLPs in Sun West offer training to both parents and other staff members in the form of individual meetings or larger group in-service opportunities.
Speech and Language Pathologists are available to talk to parents about concerns they have with their children. It is very important for parents to be involved in assisting and understanding their children. Parents are encouraged to talk with SLPs either on the phone or meetings can be arranged at schools. The SLPs will keep in contact with parents and update them on their child's progress, as appropriate.
Sun West Speech Language Pathologists:
For more information contact:
Superintendent of Student Support Services
Sun West School Division