About the Teacher/Welcome Msg
WELCOME to SPEECH and LANGUAGE
Good speech and language is a vital part of effective communication!!!
Bachelor of Science Degree
Masters of Science Degree
Memphis City Schools
DeSoto County Schools
Welcome! My name is Julia Howle. I am married and have two awesome grown children! My daughter teaches first grade in Singapore. My son is married to my precious daughter-in-law; they have an adorable little boy. I attend Independent Presbyterian Church and am active in the choir. I am a speech and language therapist at Lewisburg Elementary. I have been at LES since December, 2007. Prior to LES, I was a speech/language therapist in Tennessee for several years. I always enjoy working with students; their personalities, behaviors, deficits, disorders, etc. can be a challenge. Each student on my caseload has goals and objectives that are specific to them. Being a speech/language therapist is a very rewarding career!!! Please feel free to contact me at any time via email or the school number (662-895-8750). I enjoy serving your children!
It would be great if each child could bring a 3-prong pocket folder! Thank you.How Speech/Language Skills Can Affect Academic Performance
Speech and language is an integral part of a students' learning process. When a student has a deficit in either/both of these areas, it can impact a students academic performance.
Articulation is required for verbal expression in all curricular areas. Deficits (depending on how many errors) can impact spelling and reading. Noticeable differences can have an impact on self-confidence, peer relationships, and vocational/career opportunities.
Fluency/Stuttering can inhibit classroom participation and affect peer relationships.
Language encompasses many areas: Auditory Processing, Semantics, Grammar/Syntax, and Pragmatics. All these areas are vital to total effective communication. If there are deficits in any of these areas, it can cause a student to have difficulties with their curriculum.
Voice disorders can include deviant vocal behavior related to the pitch, loudness and/or overall quality of a child's voice. A student with a voice disorder may have difficulty answering questions orally and making oral presentations in class. Voice behaviors should also be monitored during recess to ensure there is no misuse or vocal abuse.