Welcome to Speech!

Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year!

I am looking forward to beginning my third year in Barnegat School District and at the Robert L. Horbelt School. I am anticipating a year of teamwork; working together with you and your child’s teacher towards your child’s speech goals.

Notebooks: This year, each student received a speech notebook, where we will log our weekly sessions, as well as homework. Please ensure that your child brings his/her notebook to school on the scheduled day for speech.

Schedule: Each student has a set schedule when he/she attends speech session(s) each week. Every effort is made to keep the schedule consistent, yet please understand that circumstances may arise that cause me to reschedule a session.

Homework: 'Speech-Only' students who are specifically working on articulation of speech will receive weekly homework in his/her new speech notebook. Please ensure that your child completes the homework at least once (or more!) before the next speech session. Homework consists of a quick activity and should not take more than a few minutes to complete. Homework encourages collaboration between home and school, carryover outside of the speech room and helps increase speech intelligibility. Please ensure that homework is signed so your child can earn a sticker on his/her chart.
**Please note that during the 'indirect therapy' week, homework may or may not be provided.

Communication: Please remember that information from you regarding your child may be important and can assist me while providing therapy. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns throughout the year!

I am anticipating a successful year with your child!