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The Power of Play (April/May 2016)

By Marcy Winer


Children in kindergarten need to learn the basic routines of school. They need to be respectful, socialize appropriately with their peers, follow directions given by their teachers, learn skills in math and English language arts, meet grade level requirements and receive formal state mandated assessments. They also need to play.

Who is the “Speech Teacher”? (April/May 2016)

Speech Teachers are typically nationally board-certified clinicians with Master’s degrees in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, hearing, and language disorders. They hold and maintain certification from the Department of Early and Secondary Education (DESE) and a state license to provide quality services in schools. Wearing many hats in a school system,they are also known as Speech & Language Pathologists or Therapists.