Christina Rakow, MS, CCC-SLP
Early Childhood Evaluations
Anne Piper, MA, CCC-SLP
Celia Hays Elementary
Dee Dee Fix, MS, CCC-SLP
Rockwall High School
Rockwall Heath High School
Emma McDaniel, MCD, CCC-SLP
Utley Middle School
Williams Middle School
Izzy Nicholson, MS, SLP-Intern
Grace Hartman Elementary
Jennifer Jennings, MS, CCC-SLP
Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary
Jennifer Wheat, MS, CCC-SLP
Cain Middle School
Jodi Trast, MS, CCC-SLP
Lupe Garcia Elementary
Johanna Pershin, MS, CCC-SLP
Linda Lyon Elementary
Kallie Knight, MS, CCC-SLP
Dorris A. Jones Elementary
Kara Bradford, MS, CCC-SLP
Grace Hartman Elementary - CHAT
Kendell Tallas, MA, CCC-SLP
Virginia Reinhardt Elementary
Leslie Noble, MS, CCC-SLP
Amy Parks-Heath Elmentary
Lindsay Scott, MS, CCC-SLP
Doris Cullins-Lake Point Elementary
Mackenzie Perez, MS, CCC-SLP
Amanda Rochell Elementary
Megan Gorena, MS, CCC-SLP
Sharon Shannon Elementary
Melissa Small, BBS, SLP-Assistant
Mike Hassan, MS, CCC-SLP
Billie Stevenson Elementary
Pam Sharp, MA, CCC-SLP
Ouida Springer Elementary
Rachel Bahl, BS, SLP-Intern
Howard Dobbs Elementary
Rachel Daniels, MS, CCC-SLP
Sherry and Paul Hamm Elementary
Shauna Hawkins, MS, CCC-SLP
Billie Stevenson Elmentary
Susan Newhouse, MS, CCC-SLP
Nebbie Williams Elementary
What is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)?
A Speech-Language Pathologist is a licensed professional who evaluates, plans intervention programs (IEP goals/objectives), and provides remediation through therapy for speech/language disorders.
A school based SLP provides services that include: collaboration with parents, teachers and other professionals, comprehensive full and individual evaluations and report writing, case management, and intervention/remediation of speech/language disorders for students identified as having a Speech Impairment.
For more information from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) click here.
For more information from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) click here.
What is a Speech/Language Disorder?
A speech disorder is an impairment of speech sound production (articulation), fluency, and/or voice.
Articulation is how we make speech sounds using the mouth, lips, and tongue. Phonological processes are the patterns of sound errors, such as leaving the sound off the end of words.
For more information about typically developing speech sounds
CLICK HERE for ages of acquisition for boys
CLICK HERE for ages of acquisition for girls
CLICK HERE for how to produce speech sounds
Voice refers to how we use our vocal folds and breath to make sounds. The pitch of our voice can be high/low or loud/soft.
Fluency refers to rhythm and pausing used while speaking. Stuttering is when then fluency of speech is disrupted by sound/word/phrase repetitions, blocks, and/or secondary characteristics.
CLICK HERE for strategies to reduce stuttering
A language disorder is impaired understanding of spoken words and/or impaired use of spoken words.
Receptive language is how we understand what words mean. Expressive language is how we use gestures, signs, and/or words to communicate with others. Pragmatic Language refers to how a child understands and uses language socially.
For more information about language development
ages 3 to 4 years CLICK HERE FOR ENGLISH
edades 3-4 años PRECIONEN AQUÍ PARA ESPAÑOL
ages 4 to 5 years CLICK HERE FOR ENGLISH
edades 4-5 años PRECIONEN AQUÍ PARA ESPAÑOL
At what age is speech therapy provided to children in public schools?
Ages 3 years through 21 years
Licensed SLPs are available on every Rockwall ISD campus and provide a continuum of support for students identified as Speech Impaired. These supports may be delivered in a special education and/or general education classroom in a direct and/or consultative manner.
How is a student eligible for Special Education speech therapy services?
Typically, children who meet the TEA eligibility criteria as having a Speech Impairment are eligible for speech therapy services. Speech/language impairment means a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Code of Federal Regulations § 300.8 (c) (11) Child with a disability. Please consult your school SLP for more information.