Position: Speech-Language Pathology Aide and SCAI Manager
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Every day is different! I am located at different school sites so my day depends on what day of the week it is. I usually start at one school, set up my materials and supervision, grab the student, work with them for 30 minutes and send them off to class. I then grab the other student, work with them and send them back! Then I’m off to the next school!
When I am able to stay at one school site, I usually grab speech materials which can range from worksheets, board games, sentence strips, and tongue depressors to set up for the sessions I have for the day and then it’s off to grab the students! Depending on what the student is working on, we could be working on them being able to produce a sound, incorporating sign language with their verbal communication, using complete sentences or working on how to deal with their stutter. Once they are done with their session, I provide them with stickers and send them off to class so I can grab the next group of students. All this is happening while LaTisha supervising me during therapy sessions and I’m taking data on how the child did during the session! In between sessions, I help print IEP documents, connect with teachers and other service providers about their students, prepare materials (laminating is a must!), and entering data in Apricot. Every day is different and can get very challenging but it’s all worth it when the you finally hear your student say “Okay” instead of “Otay” when talking to their friends.
Here is a picture of one of my activities I prepped for my student who is working on her /l/ sound production!
What hope do you have for the future of All-In? I would like to see All-In! open up its own charter school and expand to the Tri-Valley area! It would be amazing to see all staff who work there follow the same model and have the same vision for our students.