Dear AO Kindergarten parents/guardians,
Welcome to AO! As the Speech-Language Pathologist at AO Elementary School, I will be spending a brief amount of time with each Kindergarten student. As outlined in your orientation packet you received last spring, I conduct speech-language screenings for all incoming Kinder students. The speech/language screening gives me an opportunity to listen to the articulation (speech sounds), voice (quality), fluency (smoothness of speech), and language skills. When students exhibit difficulty in any of these areas, their ability to perform in the classroom can be negatively impacted. My job at AO is to identify students who may benefit from services in any of these areas through an intervention or a specialized education plan.
During the next two weeks, I will get a chance to meet your little one. I can't wait to chat with each and every one. If concerns arise based on the screening results, I will be in touch.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have concerns regarding your child's speech/language skills or about the screening process.