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 Mrs. Kier, Speech and Language Support Teacher 

 

 
 

Speech and Language Support is a service provided by a trained speech and language pathologist.  Speech-language pathologists in the school setting serve students by applying the best available research evidence, using expert clinical judgments, and considering clients' individual preferences and values. Speech-language pathologists provide treatment for students when their academic success is inhibited by communication and/or swallowing difficulties in the following areas:

  • Articulation - ability to produce speech sounds

  • Language – comprehension (ability to understand information that is presented) and expression (ability to use language) including phonology; morphology; syntax; semantics;  and literacy (reading, writing, spelling)

  • Fluency - stuttering

  • Voice – quality (resonance, pitch, and loudness) of speech

  • Pragmatics - language use, social aspects of communication and prelinguistic communication (e.g., joint attention, intentionality, communicative signaling)

  • Cognition- attention, memory, sequencing, problem solving, executive functioning

  • Feeding and Swallowing - oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal



A student must qualify for speech and language support based on an evaluation consisting of standardized assessments, classroom performance/observations, and parent and teacher input.



 


 

Parents: Student are regularly instructed to keep work they have completed during speech class in their speech folders and to take their folders home to share with you.  Please encourage your child to bring this folder home as well.  We want to share all of the hard work. 

 

If you need anything from Mrs. Kier, please don’t hesitate to call your child’s school or email me at kierk@bsd.k12.pa.us

 


Remember: Speech and language support is fun, but we always have to do our best work!

 
 
Speech and Language Updates:
Student Teacher
 

A student’s teacher from Geneva, Miss Abby, will be with us at BIS on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  She is wonderful with the students and they enjoy having her.

 
Sticking to Good Speech and Language

All students enrolled in speech and language support are given a sticker chart that is hung on the wall in the speech and language support classroom. Each time a student comes to speech and does their best work, they get a sticker on their chart. Sometimes, if we play a game in speech class, the winner will get 2 stickers for their chart. Once a student’s chart is filled, they get to pick a prize from the prize box! 

 

Parents:

Please look for these sticker sheets and prizes to come home. They mean that your child is working hard in speech and language support! Congratulate them on all of their hard work J

 
Great Work!
 

Everyone is doing great with their speech and language progress. This semester several student's have even "graduated" from speech and language support.  Many others have made a lot of progress towards their speech and language goals. Keep up the good work!

 
Speech and Language Support Homework
 

Students in speech and language support will receive folders in which they can keep their speech and language worksheets and activities that we have worked on during speech and language class.  I always encourage students to share the work in their folders with their parents.  These items are never homework, but it is always encouraged to discuss activities at home and practice any sounds your child may work on.

 
Speech Schedule
 

Mrs. Kier’s speech classes will be on the following days:

Monday – Blackhawk Intermediate School

Tuesday –  Patterson Primary School (am); Blackhawk Inetrmediate School (pm)

Wednesday – Blackhawk Intermediate School

Thursday – Patterson Primary School  

Friday - Blackhawk Intermediate School 

 
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Blackhawk School District: 500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Phone: (724) 846-6600 Fax: (724) 846-2021
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Blackhawk School District:
500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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