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Ms. Preschern

Ms. Preschern

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 15:47

What causes ADHD

What is the brain basis for ADHD?

Research now believe that children with ADHD do not have a disorder. What they do have is a delay of the pre-frontal cortex. The pre-frontal cortex is the front part of the brain that is responsible for goal setting and inhibitions.

ADHD Brain Study National Institute of Medical Health

If you are concerned about the speech and language development of your school-age child, please contact your child’s classroom teacher so that a screening referral can be filled out. Once the Speech Language Pathologist at your school receives this referral, she will complete an observation and contact you regarding further testing/therapy. Depending on the type and severity of the speech or language concerns, your child may receive service through RTI (response to intervention), or an evaluation may be opened to determine eligibility for an IEP (individualized education plan).

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 16:09

TOPS preschool screenings

  If you have speech/language, or other developmental concerns for your 3-5 year old child, please contact  the TOPS Speech Language Pathologist, Illene Ross, to set up a screening.

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 16:06

Speech Services for 0-3 year olds

If you are concerned about the speech/language development of your  newborn-3 year old child, you can receive speech and language testing/therapy services through the state-funded Early Intervention program.   

Early intervention contact for Families living within district 69
       Child and Family Connections Region #6:  Clearbrook Center #847-385-5070
   
Note: If you do not live in Skokie, you can identify your early intervention provider by contacting Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse: http://eic.crc.uiuc.edu/
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 16:04

Sheila Stanton Biography

Mrs. Stanton received her bachelors and masters degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She is a member of the American Speech and Language Association and  holds a  State of Illinois  license to practice speech language pathology.  When not at Lincoln Junior High, Mrs. Stanton  enjoys  spending time with her four children and  her husband.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 16:01

Naomi Konikoff Biography

Ms. Konikoff received her bachelors degree  in Linguistics and masters degree  in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and holds an Illinois license to practice. Ms. Konikoff’s interest areas include childhood apraxia of speech, and narrative production skills. When she is not at Madison, you can find Ms. Konikoff doing yoga, pilates, and spending time with her friends in Chicago.

Sunday, 16 October 2011 15:25

Biography Jennifer Preschern

Mrs. Preschern holds masters degrees from Northwestern University in speech/language pathology and in learning disabilities. She also holds a school administration certification from Loyola University, an Orton-Gillingham reading certification, and a Hanen Center Early Intervention certification. She has published several teacher resource books, and presented at numerous state and local conventions in the areas of reading and language development.     When not at school, you might find Mrs. Preschern exercising or about town in Evanston, where she lives with her two daughters and husband.

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