The Home-School Tie Establishing strong, authentic relationships with my students and families increases the value they place on improving their communication skills and positively affects their progress. Acknowledging the parents’ role and establishing a positive partnership cultivates a dialogue about how they can help their child communicate. Small touches—offering a water bottle ... Glimpses
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The Home-School Tie
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The Home-School Tie
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.22112017.8
The ASHA Leader, November 2017, Vol. 22, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.22112017.8
Establishing strong, authentic relationships with my students and families increases the value they place on improving their communication skills and positively affects their progress. Acknowledging the parents’ role and establishing a positive partnership cultivates a dialogue about how they can help their child communicate. Small touches—offering a water bottle at meetings, making positive phone calls or sending notes home—go a long way. When I meet with parents, they write a message to their child on the back of a ribbon, which we hang on a tree branch to illustrate our home-school connection. The students then write their favorite part about themselves on a tag that we attach to the ribbon. After reading his father’s message, this student gave such a sweet response! We tackle what is hard for our students, but encouraging words help them know that we are rooting for them every step of the way.
About me:
I earned my master’s in communication sciences from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro 17 years ago. I am originally from New Jersey, but have lived in Ohio for 12 years and work in a K–6 elementary school. My three children keep me busy, humble and motivated to treat each student as if they were my own. I also blog at www.slptalkwithdesiree.com.
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