NIU speech-language pathology graduate students Janeen George, Emily Longo, and Kate Roe presented “Speech and Language Therapy: Communication Disorders and Considerations for Referrals” to teachers at St. Mary’s School in DeKalb recently.
The three students gained valuable insights while they, under the supervision of Clinical Assistant Professor Debbie McGee, provided speech-language services to children last spring. This allowed them to discuss individual classroom procedures and curricula as they presented information related to how speech-language pathologists can support children in their classrooms during their presentation.
Additionally, as part of their COMD 607 – Language Disorders in School-age Populations course, they discovered the importance of collaborating with teachers and developing treatment strategies that maximize children’s academic outcomes.
The presentation was extremely successful, with teachers commenting on how much they learned and their eagerness for additional collaborations with speech-language pathology.