Mrs. Ritchie
 Elizabeth Ritchie

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Welcome to My Speech Classroom

I have been the Speech-Language Pathologist at Jackson Park for over 23 years.  I serve students who exhibit communication disorders such as articulation, language, fluency, and voice.
I am married and have a daughter named Lauren.  She is currently a 10th grader at AL Brown High School.  My husband and I couldn't be happier with the education she is receiving in Kannapolis City Schools.

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
I was educated in Kannapolis City Schools and received my BS degree in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State.  My Master's Degree is in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University, and I have an Advanced License from Western Carolina University.

Educational Philosophy/Vision: 
"EVERY child can learn!" and "Communication is the key to success".  I will do my best to help all of my students become effective communicators.

WELCOME BACK to a WONDERful new year!!  I am excited to see everyone and hear about their summer adventures.  This month we will be discussing school procedures, back to school vocabulary,  complete back to school language activities and play some fun back to school games.  We will also complete activities targeting themes such as football, Fall happenings (weather changes, leaves changing, holidays, etc) and may even create a Fall treat.  I look forward to working with your child and please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have!

Things parents/guardians can do to help throughout the year: Always reinforce good speech and language skills at home.  Ask your child to tell you about their day (what did they do, what did they learn), read to your child and ask them questions about the story/pictures (i.e. what happened in the story, what do you think is happening in this picture, how do you think he/she feels, what do you think will happen next?)  When homework is sent home, complete it with your child, sign the bottom, and return to school.  Thank you for all you do to help your child be the best he/she can be.

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