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Meet Our SLP’s

Grace Medina-Chow, CCC-SLP

  • Serves elementary school students at Las Lomitas Elementary School in room 26B
  • Can be contacted at gmedinachow@llesd.org or 650.854.5900 x 268

Heather Schumacher MS, CCC-SLP

  • Serves preschool, elementary, and middle school students at Las Lomitas Elementary School in room 9A and La Entrada Middle School in room 36
  • Can be contacted at hschumacher@llesd.org or 650.854.5900 x 275

Monica Donohoe, M.A., CCC-SLP

  • Serves middle school students grades 4-8 at La Entrada Middle School in Room 35
  • Can be contacted at mdonohoe@llesd.org or 650.854.3962 x 135

 

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Speech & Language

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The Speech-Language Department of the Las Lomitas School District welcomes you to our website!

 

Mission

The Las Lomitas Speech-Language Pathologists are dedicated to ensuring and nurturing the speech and language acquisition and development of all of our students.  Our purpose is to positively impact our student’s communication and to help them articulate their use of language to learn, process and foster their ideas while developing strong social relationships.

 

 

What are Speech and Language Services?

Speech Language Pathologists work as a part of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to achieve specific communication goals within an educational context.  Communication areas include:

  • Articulation-Students may be eligible for services when speech significantly interferes with communication, attracts adverse attention and impacts educational performance.
  • Voice- Students may be eligible for services when voice is persistently abnormal and impacts educational performance.
  • Fluency-Students may be eligible for services when the flow of verbal expression is abnormal, significantly interferes with communication between the student and a partner and impacts educational progress.
  • Language-Students may be eligible for services when the student’s ability to understand, form or use of language is well below age or developmental expectancies and is significantly impeding educational performance.
  • Hearing Loss- Students may be eligible for services when a hearing loss results in a language or speech disorder and significantly affects educational performance.

The Speech and Language Department offers a variety of service delivery approaches. These may include the following or a combination of delivery approaches.

  • Consultation-SLP’s continuously provide education and support to the classroom teacher, paraprofessional, service providers and/or parent related to the needs of students with speech and language impairments.
  • Collaboration-SLP’s work with the classroom teacher and other service providers to implement an integrated, intervention program in the classroom for students with speech and language impairments.
  • Direct- The SLP’s provide group or individual services based on student’s needs that are aligned with classroom standards and curriculum.
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Suggestion for Parents

 

  • Read, Read, Read! Choose colorful books with large simple photos or drawings. Talk about the pictures rather than reading the text.  
  • Use Self Talk. Talk out-loud about what you are seeing, hearing, doing and feeling when your child is in earshot, this will help increase receptive language.  
  • Praise your child. Respond to your child’s speech attempts with non-verbal and verbal praise. This will encourage his to try and communicate more.  
  • Expansion Modeling. Try and add one to two words to what our child says when responding back to him. For Example: Child says “daddy” and you say “daddy home.” 
  • Sing to your child. Children love music! Songs promote vocal play, imitation, attention, listening and speech. For example: “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “Twinkle, Twinkle little star” or “The Wheels on The Bus.”