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    Name: Kathleen Wrobel
    Grade/Subject: 9 - 12
    Kathleen Wrobel provides speech-language assessment and therapeutic services to Verona High School & H.B. Whitehorne Middle School students.  She is licensed in NJ and NY and received her Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her B.A. in Government and Politics and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John's University in Queens, N.Y.  

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    I hope that all had a wonderful summer. I look forward to working with you to help you improve your success with speech production, language, conversation and more. Speech Services will start by Monday September 14. However, I will be meeting with students before that to work on creating speech-language schedules for this year. 

    VHS Speech Website

    Hi Welcome to My Speech-Language Website!  Please read below for more information on : 1)Speech- Language Services 2) Upcoming Speech-Language Activities  for HBW & VHS and 3) Great!! Activities to Practice Speech Language Skills!
    All VHS & HBW parents are welcomed to call me or email me with any questions about receptive and expressive language and articulation, voice, fluency, or social pragmatic language. My extension at HBW/VHS is x2024 and my email is kwrobel@veronaschools.org
    Speech-Language therapeutic services are provided to students  who are identified as requiring remediation of dysfluency (stuttering), impaired articulation, a language impairment, voice impairment or pragmatic language deficit that adversely affects a student's educational performance
    When students are screened for speech-language eligibility, four communication areas are assessed: articulation, language, voice, and fluency. Students are screened for speech-language eligibility in pre-school and kindergarten. The following information is assessed to determine whether students are eligible for speech-language services.  Teachers and parents should consult a speech-language specialist to further clarify this information. 

    Speech-Language Specialists: identify, assess and provide therapy for the following
    • Language Disorders (Receptive and/or Expressive)
    • Articulation/Speech Problems
    • Fluency
    • Voice
    • Pragmatic language

     Articulation Problems: refer to the difficulty in producing speech sounds. Problems with articulation can range from mild to severe and can make a child’s speech difficult to understand. When students present with articulation problems they should be referred for screening, and possible evaluation and  therapy.

    Language Disorder: A language disorder in children may present itself as difficulty with auditory comprehension and or verbal expression. Auditory comprehension may include a child’s ability to understand words, commands and concepts.  Verbal expression includes vocabulary and the ability to put words together to form a sentence in order to communicate.

    Voice Disorder: refers to a disturbance in vocal quality, loudness and pitch. Symptoms may include hoarseness or loss of voice. 
    Fluency: impairment in speech fluency characterized by hesitations and repetitions of sounds and syllables and words.  A student who is experiencing difficulty with the flow of speech in connected discourse.  Some students will also avoid speaking situations.  

    Pragmatic Language Disorder: Students with pragmatic language difficulties have difficulty understanding the meaning of what others are saying and they have difficulty using language appropriately to convey their needs and to interact with others. They may exhibit difficulty reading body language, making choices and making decisions, understanding satire and jokes and context clues.


    BOWLING TRIP 2015 - 2016 

    I am in the process of picking a date for and scheduling our annual bowing trip ! During our bowling trips students work on  pragmatic language skills including conversation and accepting loss in a win/lose game. They have  a pizza lunch together and have time to practice conversation skills.  Each year during this activity we see a lot of smiles laughing, some dancing in between turns, good sportsmanship and overall kindness and friendship. I look forward to being able to continue this tradition which provides such an important pragmatic experience for our students.



                              (1) Jeopardy   http://www.quia.com/cb/7146.html
                              (2) Animals     http://www.funtrivia.com/flashquiz/index.cfm?qid=102927
                              (3) Quiz            http://www.quia.com/pop/14975.html?AP_rand=2112165200

                              Punctuation Practice
                                   (1) Commas        http://chompchomp.com/hotpotatoes/commas01.htm

                                   (2) Check Punctuation     http://www.quia.com/jq/19694.html

                                   (3) Fill     http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/punct_fillin.htm

                             Grammar (click on the url)

                                     (1)   http://www.quia.com/ba/88946.html

    Prefix games 
                                 (1)         http://www.quia.com/mc/65963.html
                                 (2)         http://www.quia.com/mc/66094.html
                                 (3)         http://www.quia.com/rr/37717.html


                               Conditional Tenses

                                        (1)  http://www.englishdaily626.com/conditional_tenses.php

                                        (2)   http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/their_vs_there_vs_theyre_1.asp



                   AWESOME LANGUAGE WEBSITE -


                               spelling tips!!!


                   HOW DO I SPELL it?  is it "ie" or "ei"
       *******     You sunk my battlship practice with "ie"/"ei"  http://www.quia.com/ba/110402.html

                     spelling fill in game http://www.quia.com/pop/13123.html?AP_rand=995975547





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Last Modified on September 2, 2015