Mrs. Bern, Speech-Language Pathologist

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.

Thursday, May 4, 2017:

FACT:  " By the first grade, roughly 5% of children have noticeable speech disorders (NIDCD,210)."

TIP:  By first grade students should have developed all phonemes with the exception of /r/, /th/, /s/ and /z/.  These sounds should be emerging.

Sally Bern, MS CCC-SLP   


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Image result for american speech language hearing associationI have over 15 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the school setting. I graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. I maintain my Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs),  Educational Staff Associate (ESA) certificate and Washington State Health License in Speech Pathology.  I am also a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSLHA).  I began my career in the Castle Rock School District in 1999 and have continued to be dedicated to improving the lives of Castle Rock students by supporting the development of their communication skills.  I have worked with all school-age populations over the years, from preschool to high school and I am currently work with 3rd thru 12th graders.

Communication services at Castle Rock School District are provided using a 3-on-1 service delivery model.  Three weeks out of the month, students receive direct services that focus on their IEP goals.  The fourth week of the month students receive indirect services that may include consultation/collaboration with staff, observation and/or evaluations.

Next Indirect Week: May 1-5, 2017

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Definition: To allow a secret to be known, usually without intending to.

Sentence: I was trying to keep the party a secret, but Mel let the cat out of the bag.

Image result for idiom of the week imageUse the idiom of the week to complete this worksheet by opening the PDF file at the bottom of the page.  Print out a copy and fill it out.  Return the completed worksheet to the speech room and receive an extra homework prize!

sally bern,
Apr 12, 2017, 9:11 AM