Happy October Birthdays!

2

Sylvia Torres

3

Santoya Joyner

5

Cayla Tillman

6

Sahron McMillan

Alissa Marshak

Aileen Salomon

13

BrejonHarris

14

Terrika Andrews

15

Jacqalyn Jones

16

Yaffa Sidikaro

Stephanie Caballero

17

Melvina Cayetano

18

Sona Terzyan

19

Jacqueline Samvelian

25

Elva Blanco

26

Lorencita Perlmutter

Kila Williams

Stephanie Pettigrew

28

Sonia Lewis

29

Sohad Massalha

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Happy September Birthdays!

1

Claudio Flores

 

4

Tina Novshadian

 

5

Diana Serobyan

 

6

Leo Thompson

 

7

Lidia Weinstein

 

10

Claudia Arias

 

11

Ciarra Fryer

Rachel Lipman

Jazmin Ortega

 

12

Diane Futrell

 

13

Erika Martinez

 

14

Sindy Mendez-Castro

Lorena Gonzalez

 

15

Richard Quinones

 

20

Frances Vine

 

25

Lizzy Montes

 

27

Adam Raimo

 

29

Narine Hakobyan

 

30

Lauren Watson

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Greetings From Helen

Speech, Language and Educational Associates’ mission has been as follows:

A multidisciplinary team of educators and therapists working together with families to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs, using systematic and innovative strategies and programs to develop strong understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills.

The long-awaited passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015 replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA returns much authority and decision-making on student testing and accountability for student progress to states and local schools districts.

ASHA advocated for the literacy and professional development policies as well as for two additional provisions included in ESSA: expanded early intervening services and replacement of “pupil services personnel” term with “specialized instructional support personnel” for the category of professionals that include audiologists and SLPs. Early intervention services will continue to be funded, as well as the use of SLPs and audiologists to “support, develop and evaluate literacy instruction.”

We at SLEA are proud to say that we have been in forefront of incorporating Child Development Specialists and Speech-Language Pathologists in our delivery of early intervention services. We have also been in the forefront of incorporating SLPs in the integration and teaching of understanding, speaking, reading and writing. We have and continue to address how speech-language pathologists can be an integral part of teaching individuals to read and write. SLEA is able to diagnose and treat understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

We are very proud of our staff.

Best,

Helen

 

Shellie’s Strategies and Support

Here are a few great resources for teaching social skills!  The first is an article that discusses the recent popular movie “Inside Out” and how we can help our clients to learn from the mistakes made by Riley’s feelings.  The second resource is a practical guide that reviews lots of strategies and resources for teaching social skills.

The internet has given us the ability to access a flood of valuable resources and therapy activities – all for free! First is a link about early childhood development. The tip sheets are great to give to families and are available in English and in Spanish! On this link you will find downloadable resources and you can even order free materials.

This is a timely post from ASHA about using the Presidential Debates to Teach Social Language Concepts.

Thank you to all of our creative and knowledgeable professionals in the field who have sent me these wonderful therapy tools!

Happy March Birthdays!

1

Korinne Fernandez

2

Ryan Lacey

4

Jack Crawford

5

Antwaun Brown

Alexandra Arroyo

Elizabeth Hernandez

7

Natalie Santana

8

Meri Dovlatian

9

Matt Smith

14

Lawrence Taylor

19

Shanitha Gunawardena

Britteni Colbert

21

Esmeralda Mencias

23

Cameron Nesbitt

26

Jazmine Bonner

We are delighted to make a donation to Doctors Without Borders for each SLEA employee birthday.

Greetings From Helen

Hello to All,

March is upon us and spring break will be here soon.  Our office is very busy, with new referrals, reports, organizational discussions.  I am preparing to complete a class on Autism, which I have been teaching at CCRC to Head Start teachers.  It’s been fun!

I am also preparing for my CSHA presentation on how to encourage SLPs to assist in the speech and language component of a Functional Behavior Assessment.  Yasmin Luque, who is completing her BCBA, and is an SLP (bilingual) will be starting to perform Behavioral Assessments, which will  include SLP input and hopefully goals for implementation.  We are very proud of our staff!!!!

I am preparing a talk for Glendale Unified SLPs on developing reading and writing skills though the development of speech and language. I have also been travelling back and forth to Oakland to visit my grandkids.

The staff at the office are wonderful.  I am very proud of all they accomplish!

Wishing all of you a great month,

Helen

CSHA News

Shellie Bader, COO, will be presenting the following three courses. What a great opportunity to learn about mentoring, supervision and how to use interpreters!

1.        Make a Lasting Impact!  Creating a Positive and Meaningful Relationship with Your Mentee (Advanced Supervision Course) – Thursday, April 28th

2.        Supervision:  What You Need to Know (for Beginning Supervisors) – Friday, April 29th

3.        Help!  How to Use Interpreters for Valid and Compliant Bilingual Evaluations – Friday, April 29th

She is also the Convention Social Committee Co-chair.  SLEA will be encouraging SLPAs to attend the SLPA Luncheon on Saturday, April 30th. We will also be encouraging SLP students attending the convention to attend the Student Luncheon on Friday April 29th.

The CSHA convention is a wonderful way to connect with the Speech Therapy community in California.  The dates are April 28 – May 1, 2016
and the venue is the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, CA. with registration opening in mid February.