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Hello parents and students.


Welcome to Speech & Language Therapy at VCS.  My name is Debbie Kennard and I have been a Speech & Language Pathologist for 19 years.  I earned a B.S. in Psychology and Elementary Education from SUNY @ Brockport and a M.A. in Communication Disorders from UCF.  I have been married to my husband, Matt, for 16 years and we have 3 children who attend VCS.  I am thrilled to start my 9th year at VCS.


Speech and Language Therapy is in full swing at the ECC and the IC:

ECC: Students at the PK are learning how to position their mouths to form speech sounds.  We're using mirrors and pictures to help with this.  PK students are also learning to be keen listeners.  They need to hear the subtle differences in speech sounds before they can produce them.

IC: Students in 2nd and 3rd grade language therapy are also learning to be keen listeners.  We've been focusing on how to hone in on target words when a teacher is giving directions.  2nd and 3rd grade speech students were recently given a green folder for them to keep.  In it there will be activities and word lists for them to practice their speech outside of school.  Daily practice is encouraged.  A little practice goes a long way.  See the folder for details.

 
If you're looking for some online activities that reinforce speech and language skills, click on a link below.  I'm sure you'll find one to suit your child.
 
Kindly,


Debbie Kennard MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Intermediate Center 259-2300
Early Childhood Center 259-7161


Looking for some fun online games to practice antonyms, synonyms and homonyms?  Try http://ABCYA.com/antonyms_synonyms_homonyms.htm
Do you need more information on how to help your child produce speech sounds correctly?  This link gives great visuals!  http://www.home-speech-home.com/support-files/speech-helpers.pdf
Looking for some language-based games for your child to play on-line?  Try www.earobics.com/gamegoo
Try these "Mad Lib" activities for practicing speech sounds.  Input words with your target sound and read your wacky web tale aloud.  How fun!  www.eduplace.com/tales
www.quia.com/shared/search?category=12416&adv_search=true  This link is loaded with speech and language games.  Click here and scroll down to find a game that suits you.
Go to www.storylineonline.net to hear fantastic children's stories read by famous people.
Go to http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/ to see how to properly make each speech sound.
 

Contact: Debbie.Kennard@tvcs.org

PDF documents
2014-2015 Behavior Plan - Mrs. Kennard's speech room behavior plan
c or k words - Words containing the /k/ sound
ch words - Words containing the /ch/ sound
f words - Words containing the /f/ sound
g words - Words containing the /g/ sound
j words - Words containing the "j" sound
l words - Words containing the /l/ sound
r words - r in the beginning & vowel controlled r at the end
r-blend words - Words containing r-blends
s blend words - Words containing s-blends
s words - Words containing the /s/ sound
sh words - Words containing the /sh/ sound
tips for oral presentations -
v words - Words containing the /v/ sound
y words - Words containing the /y/ sound
z words - Words containing the /z/ sound

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