Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy from Western Carolina University Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders from California State University Licensed with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NCBOESLPA) Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Mrs. Amy Peacock
Hi! Speech Families,
This will be my 8th year at SJES! I am married with two sons. One is in college and the other one serving in the US Marines. We also have a dog named Harvey. I enjoy photography, digital scrapbooking, yoga, cooking, baking and going to the beach.
My SpeechTherapy Mission is to help each student develop to their fullest potential in the area of communication (including all aspects of speech-language: articulation, phonology, fluency, voice/resonance, vocabulary, morphology, syntax, pragmatics etc.) by providing quality evidence-based speech therapy services tailored to each student's need.
Welcome Brittni Rogers, a speech therapy graduate student who will be joining me this year from August 28th-Decemvber 16th. She is studying to become a Speech-language Pathologist at Calvin Univeristy. She is excited to be working with our students under my clinical instruction and supervision.
Please contact me by phone or email anytime with questions about speech-language. Also, see the helpful resources!
Speech Classroom Wishlist: tissues, hand sanitizer, 70% rubbing alcohol, small prizes for prize box. Teacher-Pay-Teacher or Amazon gift cards always useful and appreciated!
Looking forward to a great year in Speech!
Remember for Articulation (difficulty saying a sound) mastery follows these steps:
Your student should know which step they are on. If what you are working on is too difficult, go back a step.
1. isolation (ex. say the sound ex. r)
2. syllables (ex. ray, ree, rye, row, rue, air, ear, ire, or, oor)
3. words (beginning, middle, end ex. run, earring, wear)
4. phrases (I ran. Her earrings. Wear a hat) You can use any word list to make your own short 2-3 word phrases.
5. sentences (I went for a run today. She has beautiful earrings. I can't find my slipper.) You can use any word list to make your own 4 or more word sentences.
6. reading (notice your sound when you read aloud a story/paragraph) if it's a worksheet from teacher you can underline all of the r's on the page then read it.
7. structured conversation (when asked to: speak on a topic, tell a story, answer a question, describe something) search for some conversation starter questions see link below.
8. unstructured conversation (spontaneous general everyday conversation) It has become a habit to say the sound correctly they don't even think about it anymore!
Help for Articulation:
- Struggling with how to help your students produce speech sounds?
- Videos by Peachie Speechie on YouTube ex. "Peachie Speechie S" (fill in the sound your student is working on).
- Songs per speech sound on YouTube: ex. "Patty Shulka th sound" (fill in the sound your student is working on).
- http://www.home-speech-home.com click on word lists, there are sentences, paragraph readings
- https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com click on speech sound resources
- Word Vault is a free app for iPhone or iPad only-not Adroid :( Choose articulation then pick your sound, toggle at bottom (word through paragraph level)
- Articulation Calendar and word lists (from TPT): Just copy and paste the link into a new internet tab to open https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=5134cc6da5&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1661422859158592141&th=170e8f49addc9a8d&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=f_k7w06p5c0
- Monthly Calendar Articulation and Language: https://www.superduperinc.com/media/pdf/calendars/SuperDuperPublicationsSpeechCalendars2023.pdf
- Scroll through many articulation games at https://www.quia.com/shared/speech_therapy
- Conversational Level of Speech- tell student for the next 10 minutes you will listen to their speech as you talk about a topic, here are some conversation questions: https://www.home-speech-home.com/conversation-starters.html
- Speech Buddies are tools for /s, ch, sh, l, r/ that put tongue in exact position for correct speech: If interested, (this is not required) Speech Buddy tools are on sale frequently A parent found code that doesn't expire: SPEECHSAVINGS for 25% off. Try that code! Email me with questions and if interested I can forward future email https://www.speechbuddy.com I can also forward you lesson plans to go with speech buddies that they sent me.
Help For Language: (such as antonym/synonym, main idea, categories etc.)
- https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com click on browse by topic
- http://www.home-speech-home.com under the development tab click on language or use search and type in a key word
- Word Vault is a free app that has language activities
- 18 Language activities Speech Therapy at home: https://www.thespeechexpress.com/blog/activities-for-speech-and-language-practice-at-home?fbclid=IwAR1QCgueJX81XDiJVlQTBkX04LBKa9fVriu1jVaPJEgYBCTwxJ26ulD339Y
- Scroll to bottom (past word lists) for Language Calendar, Fluency (stuttering) Calendar, Pragmatic Calendar, Communication Calendar https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=5134cc6da5&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1661422859158592141&th=170e8f49addc9a8d&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=f_k7w06p5c0
- Monthly Calendar Articulation and Language https://www.superduperinc.com/freestuff/calendars/SuperDuperSpeechCalendar.pdf
- Teacherspayteachers.com search for your goal ex. multiple meanings, click free on the left and worksheets/activities will come up
- Scroll through many language skills, games, activities to choose from https://www.quia.com/shared/speech_therapy/
- Tips for speech at home/resources for parents: https://speechpathologymastersprograms.com/tips-for-speech-therapy-children-with-autism/