K-5 Speech and Language
Shelley Winterer is the Speech-Language Pathologist at
Blaine. She diagnoses and provides speech-language therapy services for
students who are eligible for this special help. These services can be
one to one, small group, or even delivered in the student's classroom,
Some of the students seen have delays or disorders of sound production
(articulation) language (oral comprehension and oral expression),
stuttering or voice disorders. Many of the students have related
academic problems, but not necessarily. Many students also may have
difficulty using their communication skills in social environments.
Ms. Winterer also loves to work in tandem with our literacy and primary
grade level teams to ensure that our classrooms have excellent language
arts, including reading, spelling and writing. Since there is truly a
large overlap between oral language and written language, this is a
natural place to make a difference in Blaine's overall curriculum and
Parents can reach Ms. Winterer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (206) 252-1928. She also attends weekly Student
Intervention Team meetings as a member of the Blaine Multidisciplinary
Speech and language services for continuing students will begin the week of September 15th.
Blaine's inclusion program was established in the fall
of 1998. It is designed to meet the academic and social needs of
middle school students who have moderate developmental disabilities
and/or health impairments. One teacher and one assistant work together
with the classroom teachers to provide these students with academic and
social support in their general education classrooms, as well as, in a
small group classroom. This support includes:
- Making modifications to the general education curriculum to make learning functional and meaningful.
- Providing students with assistance in their general education classrooms.
- Maintaining consistent communication between home and school.
- Helping students develop effective communication and social skills.
- Encouraging involvement in and providing support for extracurricular activities.
- Providing peer education to general education students to help facilitate positive social experiences.
- Encouraging behavioral and classroom independence as students progress through the middle school grade levels.
Student placement in our inclusion program is coordinated by the district's special education department.
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