Degrees and Certifications:
MA CCC-SLP/L American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence Illinois State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Speech and Hearing Science-Bachelors (BS) Speech-Language Pathology-Masters (MA)
Ms. Kristen Anderson
I am a speech-language pathologist at RC Hill Elementary School. This is my 4th year as a speech-language pathologist in the Valley View School District. I have worked with early childhood through highschool age students in the district, as well as every self-contained special education program we offer. I currently work at RC Hill Elementary, and did the last 2 years as well. I work with general education, Challenge, Cross-Categorical and Multi-Needs, servicing every age and program and all their varying speech, language and overall communication needs.
I attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for both my Bachelors and Masters degrees (ILL!). In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions at any time!
So What Do I Do??
Speech-Language Pathologist. Speech Pathologist. Speech Teacher.
Known by many names, people refer to us most often as speech therapists. We work with students with a variety of delays and disorders spanning from mild articulation delays to more complex disorders such as autism, motor speech disorders, and developmental delays.
SLP’s, as we are called for short, are the specialists that help your student with speech, language and communication that is adversely affecting ability to successfully participate in the academic setting.
Areas School SLPs Target:
- Articulation/Speech Intelligibility
- Expressive Language
- Receptive Language
- Speech Fluency/Stuttering
- Social/Pragmatic Language
- Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)
Service Delivery Models:
- Direct: Removed from class for 1:1 or small group services
- Integrated: Seen within the classroom
- Indirect/Consultation: Collaboration with with teachers, parents and/or students to provide strategies and ensure carryover of learned speech-language skills
Please ask for more information if your child or a student in your classroom has been diagnosed with a Speech-Language Impairment (SLI) and you would like to learn more!