Speech and Language Class
My name is Ms. Henry. My photo was taken in Iceland in August, 2121. I have worked as a speech-language pathologist at Chelsea Heights Elementary for 16 years and for 24 years in Saint Paul Public Schools. I also provide service to students at Maternity of Mary - Saint Andrew. Before working in Saint Paul, I provided services in medical and school settings with both children and adults throughout the USA as a traveling speech-language pathologist. I also worked as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist in an inpatient setting with infants, children and teenagers with primarily traumatic brain injuries. My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Marquette University. I am currently working on a certificate from the state of Minnesota in the area of Autism from Hamline University.
I enjoy living and working in the Como Park area because of the wonderful neighbors and beautiful park amenities within walking distance. I enjoy the outdoors by kayaking, walking/hiking with my dog, and biking. I also enjoy attending art fairs, cultural events, and attending live music. In my spare time I like to make jewelry and learn new art forms. Although I am originally from Wisconsin, my family lives all over the USA. I typically spend vacation time traveling with my family, which includes spending time with my three lovely adult nieces.
I feel blessed to work with the students, families, and staff at Chelsea Heights Elementary! We are a community of educators, parents, and extended families that work together to help all students reach their potential! As a teenager, I was first inspired to help children communicate when I learned about the life of Helen Keller. Therefore, I will share one of my favorite quotes from Helen Keller. "The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's communication skills please feel free to contact me or your child's classroom teacher. I support children in the following areas:
1. Articulation Skills: The ability to pronounce clear speech sounds.
2. Receptive Language Skills: The ability to understand directions, stories, and questions.
3. Expressive Language Skills: The ability to express your needs and ideas with appropriate vocabulary and sentence structure.
4. Fluency Skills: The ability to express your needs and ideas without struggling to get the words out.
5. Voice Skills: Students that need voice services tend to have chronic hoarse voice quality due to vocal nodules on their vocal cords. Students with a history of cleft palate may need services for the tone of their voice.
Contact Information: Barbarag.firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-238-8790
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