Hello, I am Amy Hawkins. I have been providing speech and language services for the public school system for 21 years. I hold a Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology and an Educational Specialist degree in Special Education (focusing on the collaborative model of instruction). I provide a continuum of therapy services at Van Wert Elementary, ranging from an indirect consultative model to a more direct speech/language resource delivery model. My primary goal is to aid students in becoming effective communicators and to ensure that all students with listening and/or speaking impairments are provided with full access to the curriculum.
Speech services are provided based on careful consideration of each student's individual speech/language needs, as I believe all students are capable of learning to become effective communicators. I also believe learning to be a continuous adventure and I try to instill in my students a sense of enthusiasm and wonderment along the way as we strive to achieve our speech and language goals.
My theme this year is "Viva Speech!"
I am so glad to be back in the classroom after summer break. I had a very busy summer learning new ways to incorporate technology within my classroom to enhance my therapy services.
2016-2017 is going to be a wonderful year for Van Wert Elementary School!
Additional links for my Free Speech Materials:
(more speech materials that can be accessed from desktop, iPhone, or iPad)
(my speech blog that can be accessed from desktop, iPhone, or iPad)
(my Video website that can be accessed from desktop, iPhone, or iPad)