Cheryl Chesner » Welcome to Speech Language Therapy 2020-2021

Welcome to Speech Language Therapy 2020-2021

This is my 13th year working in the North Bergen School District as a Speech-Language Specialist.  I received my B.A. in psychology and business from Stern College and my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from New York Medical College.
Although we are not meeting in person during the first marking period, I am looking forward to a wonderful Virtual school year at Franklin School. I'm looking forward to meeting my new Franklin Students and reconnecting with my old students again. 
In order for your child to succeed in school, it is important for your child to have a robust vocabulary. You can play a role in helping your child learn new words. Here is a list of strategies you can use at home to expand your child’s vocabulary:
1. Read to your child daily
2. Provide kid-friendly definition of the new word
3. Introduce the child to the newly learned vocabulary multiple times 
4. Take your child to new places and expose him/her to different ideas. Visit your local zoo or the nearest museum and have your child describe the various animals and exhibits that he/she sees. Take your child along with you as you run off to the bank, the grocery store, or the post office, and see what new words you can discover. (taken from the Parent Toolkit)
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Looking forward to a great year!!