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Mrs. Nelson

Speech Therapy

Hello!
My name is Casey Nelson. I am the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Lone Star School.

I am so happy to assist all LS Braves, big and small. My job at LS is to provide speech services to students who may struggle with speech sounds, language concepts, social skills and more. 

If you have any concerns about your child's speech or language skills, please inform your child's teacher, or you may contact me directly, via email. 

 

Here's to a great school year!!
Mrs. Nelson

 

Speech & Language Milestones: 4-5 years old

What should my child be able to do?

Hearing and Understanding Talking

 

  • Understands words for order, like first, next, and last.
  • Understands words for time, like yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
  • Follows longer directions, like "Put your pajamas on, brush your teeth, and then pick out a book."
  • Follows classroom directions, like "Draw a circle on your paper around something you eat."
  • Hears and understands most of what is said at home and in school.

 

  • Says all speech sounds in words. May make mistakes on sounds that are harder to say, like l, s, r, v, z, ch, sh, th.
  • Responds to "What did you say?"
  • Talks without repeating sounds or words most of the time.
  • Names letters and numbers.
  • Uses sentences that have more than 1 action word, like jump, play, and get. May make some mistakes, like "Zach got 2 video games, but I got one."
  • Tells a short story.
  • Keeps a conversation going.
  • Talks in different ways depending on the listener and place. May use short sentences with younger children or talk louder outside than inside.

 

 

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