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.

We are having a WONDERful year!!  It's hard to believe this year is halfway over!!  This month we will be discussing February happenings including Groundhog's Day, President's Day, Valentine's Day and discussing vocabulary terms related to these.  We will also complete language activities and play some fun articulation games....all targeting these themes.  We will also make a Valentine treat.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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.

Online Resources: 
ASHA.org
mommyspeechtherapy.com