Speech-Language Newsletter

September: Articulation Calendars

I am pleased to be returning this year to Glenside Elementary School. Together, you, your child’s teachers, and I can help your child become an effective communicator in academic and social situations.


Your child’s speech and language are very personal parts of him/her. Young children have a natural desire to want to communicate. The desire can be encouraged through a warm and supportive atmosphere. A child who is told, “You did not say that right,” or “You should be able to do better than that!” will soon feel what he/she has to say is not worth sharing. Like all learning, the development of language and listening skills will occur more readily when your child is comfortable with the activity.

2016-2017 SL Homework

I will send out newsletters each month. Each newsletter will have a different theme. The expectation is that you will read the emails and use the tips as homework to help improve your child's speech-language skills. Some months the newsletter will have concrete activities to try related to your child's specific area of need. Other months, the newsletter will have more general suggestions for building your child's communication skills. If you would like more homework than I am providing or more feedback on your child's progress, feel free to email me and ask for it.

Graduate Student Teacher

I am excited to have Ms. Samantha Damora join us through November while completing one of her clinical practicums for her masters program at La Salle University.

Another option for speech-language homework....

Below you will find monthly calendars. When your child completes an activity, he/she can color in the picture that is located in the upper right corner of the day. Remember, practicing just a few minutes a day over time, will greatly improve your child's language. Practice at home will also give you a better idea of your child's strengths/needs. If your child completes the entire calendar for the month, he/she can bring it to me to earn a prize. If you would like a hard copy of the calendars sent home, email me.
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Mrs. Jamie Pasternack, CCC-SLP

16 years as an SLP for SDCT