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Welcome to Speech-Language Services at Foothills Elementary  

Hello!  I am Caroline Abourezk, your Speech-Language Pathologist, and I'm so pleased to be a member of the Foothills family!  This is my fifth year at Foothills and my 24th year providing speech-language services to children in schools! Before joining Foothills in 2013, I spent 18 years living and working in Japan and one year working in Denver schools.  It is my purpose to help children develop the communication and processing skills they need for a happy, functional life. This is my life's work and passion and I consider it both a journey and joy.  I hope you will enjoy this fun adventure with me!  I love to talk about kids, speech, language, Japan, books, and cooking so please call or pop by for a chat!

 

PARENT COMMUNICATION:

 

Parents, you will receive written progress notes four times per year.  If you'd like more frequent updates on your child's work in speech-language class, please contact me by calling, emailing, or stopping by.  In order to satisfy parents' differing levels of desire for updates, I ask you to initiate contact whenever you have questions about your child's programming. I will be sure to respond within two school days.

 

 

  
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Summer Practice Ideas

Parents, if you'd like some summer speech-language practice ideas, please email me no later than next Tuesday, May 22. I hope you have fun this summer and I look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

Caroline Abourezk5/17/2018 1:23 PM
Testing Days After Spring Break

I will be involved with proctoring students for the statewide CMAS standardized testing for two weeks after spring break.  Consequently, speech-language classes will be missed during those times. ​

Caroline Abourezk3/22/2018 5:53 PM
What Do School SLP's Do?Caroline Abourezk1/18/2018 11:30 AM
Testing Days Coming Up

I will be involved in proctoring students for benchmark testing over the next two weeks. Some speech-language classes will be canceled during this time. Please contact me if you have questions. ​

Caroline Abourezk1/4/2018 2:47 PM
New classroom

My classroom has moved to room 202 in the main building. Pop by to check out the new location!​

Caroline Abourezk8/23/2017 11:07 AM
  
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The Road to Correct Articulation PREZI Presentation
A Script for Helping Your Child with Articulation
Link to website with articulation lists and worksheets
Articulation Skills Hierarchy
Carly's Voice video on YouTube
Autism & Bilingualism Article
Teach Me to Talk - Useful Videos for parents about language development
Screentime Interferes with Speech-Language Development
5 New Facts about Autism from the CDC

 Books You May Enjoy

  • My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete.   A children's book narrated by fictional character, Callie, whose twin brother has autism. 
  • The Reason I Jump:  The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida.  A question/answer format text with answers provided by a teenager with autism. It's interesting, insightful, and easy to read.
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. A novel about a young girl who is the smartest kid in school, but no one knows it because she can't talk, walk, or write. Then, one day she gets an augmentative and assistive communication device (a computer that talks for her).....! You won't be able to put this one down until you finish!
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio