I have a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from Eastern Washington University. I have been with the Cheney School District since 2008 and at Westwood Middle School since 2012.
Speech Language therapy is provided in the Cheney School District for students who qualify for the program. This service is available to students from the ages 3-21. Students are referred to a certificated speech language pathologist (SLP) by parents, guardians, or classroom teachers. After a student is screened, further evaluation will be determined by the SLP. Parents will receive a referral packet. Testing will target areas of concern which may include: hearing, articulation, language, fluency, and voice. After the evaluation is completed, parents will be invited to an Evaluation/IEP meeting. Goals and objectives will be written for each student based on the results of the evaluations. The SLP carefully sequences instruction and maintains data about student progress. An individual education program (IEP) meeting will be held annually to discuss progress and update objectives.