Hi my name is Jessica Chedid and I am the Speech and Language Specialist here at Lincoln Elementary School. I graduated from Seton Hall University in 2015 with my Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to working at Lincoln, I worked for four years at a private school for children with special needs. I grew up in North Brunswick and would come to New Brunswick often for many reasons. I feel very close to this city and strive to make a difference in our students' lives.
What do I do?
As a speech-language specialist in a school I work on a variety of communication skills. I work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, and cognitive-communication in children. I help children who have difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering is a form of disfluency) or have problems with his or her voice or resonance. I also help children who have trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Cognitive-communication deficits include problems organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving. Overall, I am here to help children communicate effectively.
Please join the district Speech Resources and Activities Google Classroom using code: syw6cmg
To best help your children at home you can:
- Read with them, talk about the pictures, talk about what is going on in the story, sequence events, and relate it back to your life and experiences.
- Do activities with your children- cook together, go grocery shopping, play a game, etc. while talking about what you are doing.
- Practice your child’s speech sounds (look at a variety of pictures).
- For more information please click on the links below: https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/activities-to-Encourage-speech-and-Language-Development/