by Jenna Rayburn of The Speech Room News
Part of my role at our district early childhood center is to complete incoming evaluations for children entering the program. We have about half of our students come from the state birth to three program (Help Me Grow) and half community referrals.
I get to work with new families each week and sometimes I’m the very first speech-language pathologist they have worked with or met. Other times, they’re experienced with the intervention crowd and I’m just teaching them how school-based services are different from the previous programming options. No matter the experience level, I’m spending time explaining many different aspects of our job. Evaluation team meetings are very overwhelming and I know that a parent can’t absorb all the information given to them in a meeting so I’ve spent the summer rewriting and organizing my parent handouts. I wanted to share my top 5 handouts!