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Hello, my name is Shellie Horn and I am the speech-language pathologist at South Irvine Early Learning Center and Estill Springs Elementary. This is my third year working for the Estill County Schools. I received my Master's degree in Speech Pathology in 1997 from Eastern Kentucky University. I am nationally certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in which I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). I am from Estill County and reside with my husband, Tim, and our daughters, Kennedy (18) and Jalee (15). I enjoy working with children and watching their speech and language grow and develop! If you have any questions regarding your child's speech/language, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Language is made up of socially shared rules that include the following:
- What words mean (e.g., "star" can refer to a bright object in the night sky or a celebrity)
- How to make new words (e.g., friend, friendly, unfriendly)
- How to put words together (e.g., "Peg walked to the new store" rather than "Peg walk store new")
- What word combinations are best in what situations ("Would you mind moving your foot?" could quickly change to "Get off my foot, please!" if the first request did not produce results)
Speech is the verbal means of communicating. Speech consists of the following:
- How speech sounds are made (e.g., children must learn how to produce the "r" sound in order to say "rabbit" instead of "wabbit").
- Use of the vocal folds and breathing to produce sound (e.g., the voice can be abused from overuse or misuse and can lead to hoarseness or loss of voice).
- The rhythm of speech (e.g., hesitations or stuttering can affect fluency).
When a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she has a language disorder.
When a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with his or her voice, then he or she has a speech disorder.
Speech Language Expectations:
*I can try my best
*I can follow directions
*I can use good speech sounds
*I can use good language skills
*I can use company manners
*I can use good listening ears
Super Duper Publications: "wh" question cards App
Articulation Station: an app with multiple flashcards of sounds in words in all positions of words. It is a great app to use to help children with speech sound production skills!
PCS flash cards: flash cards divided into categories to help build a child's vocabulary.
Super Duper Publications: Name Things App
More Fun with Directions: helps students with following multiple step directions.