Communication...the most important human aspect after breathing. ~Unknown
Speech and Language
Jefferson County School’s speech and language personnel assess, identify, and plan programs for students with communication disabilities. Our goal is to identify student needs, support student education, and facilitate student development throughout the years.
The speech pathologists of Jefferson County provide direct contact services for eligible students in individual, small group, and/or classroom settings. Jefferson County’s speech/language pathologists utilize the 3:1 Integrated Therapy Model providing direct services for three (3) weeks. During the one (1) week of integrated therapy, the therapists will provide inclusion services to the children and consultative services to the classroom teachers regarding appropriate classroom modifications, instructional materials, and techniques/strategies designed to meet the unique communication needs of each eligible student.
The speech/language pathologist (SLP) is responsible for identifying and serving students and assisting other educators in their efforts to improve learning. Speech pathologists participate in RTI team meetings as needed. Screening language, articulation, voice, fluency, and/or hearing as requested, they provide intervention strategies and services as indicated prior to completing comprehensive evaluations. The SLPs participate in Individual Education Program (IEP) team meetings and assist the IEP team in determining eligibility for services and in designing an appropriate IEP. They may serve as Case Manager when appropriate. They prepare speech and language program services complimenting the general education curriculum and provide support for skills impacted by the student’s speech/language disability.
The speech/language pathologists review field tests and share information regarding new diagnostic tests, instructional materials and service delivery strategies.
Candace Craig, Rush Strong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Waldron, Mt. Horeb, email@example.com
Vanessa Green, White Pine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Cureton, Jefferson Elementary, email@example.com
Nina Payne, Talbott and Mt. Horeb firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Pray, New Market and Jefferson Elementary, email@example.com
Vera Reneau, Dandridge, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Neace, Piedmont and Dandridge, email@example.com
Anne Wharton, Head Start, Family Resource, firstname.lastname@example.org