Speech News

A Newsletter for Speech and Language Students and Families

Read Across America

This month in the speech room, students celebrated “Read Across America” by reading Dr. Suess books and working for a “Seusstacular” Roll and Cover board! Students seemed to enjoy the book “I Wish I Had Duck Feet” more than any book read thus far in the speech room. As Miss Zottarelli read the book aloud, students discovered and produced speech words with their target sounds, used their good memory skills to repeat sentences found within the book, and created grammatically-correct sentences about events and pictures in the book.

Lucky Fun

The speech room showcased another theme this month in addition to "Read Across America." Reinforcement activities featured leprechauns, shamrocks, and a bit of luck!

Advice for Parents

Continue to celebrate reading at home by following these simple suggestions:

  1. Talk, talk, talk! Your child will learn more about spoken words just from listening to you.

  2. Read to your child.

  3. Point out interesting words as you read.

  4. Share books you loved and try some new ones from the library. Reread favorites over and over again!

  5. For youngsters learning to read, point to each word as you read it.

  6. Retell exciting stories at the dinner table. Encourage your child to share his or her favorite parts.

  7. Connect what you child already knows to what they read.

Miss Stephanie Zottarelli M.A. CCC-SLP/ stephanie.zottarelli@wwrsd.org