Speech-Language Pathologist
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Cass Richardson
Speech-Language Pathologist
281-465-2910



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Speech Therapy
About Me
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I am from Indiana and I lived there most of my life.  My husband and I relocated to Houston for his job.  We have a sweet two year old daughter. I feel passionate about helping children with their communication skills and I love working at Broadway Elementary School.  Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions! :)

I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University.  I graduated in 2011 with a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Lamar University. I hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Langauge Pathology (CCC-SLP).  I have previously worked at Texas Children, East Texas Medical Center, and Cole Pediatric Therapy.

Homework
Calendar
Please see links below for home practice activities


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday speech classes will be held in my room at Broadway Elementary.
Friday will be reserved for administrative meetings at Broadway and in Conroe.




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Communication is the essence of human life:


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Online Speech Therapy Websitesfor Homework :

StoryPlace.orgStoryPlace.org is a website that has a number of online stories and interactive activities for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Each theme includes an online story, online activity, printable “take home” activities and suggestions for parents. A book list that corresponds with each theme is also offered.

PBSkids.org: Between the LionsThis website corresponds to PBSkids television show of the same name. It offers many language and literacy activities for preschool and elementary-aged children. It includes stories to view and listen to, many vocabulary activities, video clips from the show and information for parents and teachers.

FunBrain.comThis website offers a number of free online games for kids. Games touch upon a variety of topics, including vocabulary, grammar, reading, math and some that are just for fun! Check out Plural Girls, Grammar Gorillas or click on the reading tab for some great language activities.

Scholastic.comScholastic.com’s Family Playground is a great website for preschool and school-age children and their parents. This website includes a variety of games and activities for children related to popular characters and children’s books such as Clifford, Magic School Bus, Walter Wick, and I Spy.

Articulation Games (by Tracy Gefroh Boyd)This is a great site where children plan a variety of games to practice r’s, s’s, l’s, sh’s and ch’s.

The Tongue Twister Database A fun collection of tongue twisters to practice speech sounds and giggle at the same time!

Articulation Homework These speech and articulation worksheets are free to download as support material to practice to help improve your child's articulation of speech


Why do I need to practice my speech every day?
Learning to speak requires the use of many important parts of your body including your brain, nerves, and muscles. It took you a long time to learn how to talk and it may take a while to learn how to correctly say your sounds. Only YOU can help this process go faster and smoother.

Imagine that you are training for a sport. You have a coach and you practice one or more times per week. Your coach wants you to improve and get better, but they cannot follow you around all day correcting your walking, posture, and strength. Only you can do that. That is your job as an athlete! The more your practice, the better you will become! Champion athletes practice for hours every single day.

Like a coach, the speech therapist’s job is to teach you how to make your sounds correctly. However, only you can practice these sounds every time you speak. Each time you correctly practice your new skill, you are teaching your brain and muscles how to make this sound! Soon it will become as natural as walking!

The speech therapist wants you to become the champion athlete of your sound. That means that you must practice every single day! What will happen if you don’t practice? If you don’t practice it will take your brain and mouth muscles much longer to learn how to use your correct sounds. Learning a new speech skill (just like an athletic skill) takes time, energy, patience, and PRACTICE.

You can do it! Train like a champ and get those sounds up to champion standards!

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