Name: Emily Halsey
Subject: Speech-Language Pathologist
Contact info: 703-6788  or emhalsey@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
 
 Hello Everyone!  Welcome to Speech-Language Therapy!  I am very excited to see all my returning students and meet new ones as well.  We are going to have a great year in speech this year. 
 
My students are working hard to meet goals in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice, and/or language.  Children are seen in small groups in the therapy room and throughout the total school environment to encourage development of speech-language skills and carryover of these skills in daily living situations.
 
I collaborate with classroom teachers, school staff, and parents to provide students when developing goals and activities for each individual student.  I want to show the children I work with how increasing their speech-language skills can help them in their school and home environment.  I pull stories, vocabulary, and concepts from the common core curriculum in order to support what is being taught in the classroom setting.  I am also using our Bulldog P.O.W.E.R.  plan and Rachel's challenge ideas to prepare therapy activities.
 
Lastly, I  am a firm believer that learning should be fun!  I love to incorporate student interests such as favorite music , sports, and hobbies into therapy activities.  One of the most rewarding things I can hear from a student is, "That didn't feel like work.  We just had fun today!" 
 
So....let's have a successful, fun-filled year at Mineral Springs Elementary!