Our Classroom Expectations:
Resources for Special Education:
Issaquah School District Special Services SiteIssaquah Special Services Connect Site
Resources for Articulation:
ASHA Articulation Impairment WebsiteMommy Speech Therapy Sound WorksheetsSpeaking of Speech Articulation MaterialsTypical Sound Development Chart
Resources for Stuttering and Fluency:
ASHA Stuttering InformationThe Stuttering Foundation
Resources for Autism and Social Language:
Social Thinking Webste
Resources for Language:Making InferencesUsing Negation
Resources for Apraxia and Dysarthria:
ASHA Childhood Apraxia of Speech Website
Amanda Leung, MA/CCC-SLPSpeech-Language Pathologistleunga@issaquah.wednet.edu
Creekside Elementary: Wednesday & Thursday 425-837-5248
I am so excited to be back for my sixth year as Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Creekside Elementary! I was born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, then spent the beginning of my career teaching near Rochester, Minnesota. This is my seventh year with the Issaquah School District serving students in kindergarten through 8th grade. I live in Sammamish, WA with my husband, Gene, daughters, Avery and Stephanie, and our adorable goldendoodle named Brody.
What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are professionals who are responsible for evaluating and treating children with challenges in speech and language.
Speech and language skills are essential to academic success and learning. Learning takes place through the process of communication and the ability to communicate with peers and adults in the educational setting is important in order to achieve success. Some children who are experiencing problems with reading, writing, gesturing, listening, or speaking at school, may have a speech-language disorder. Some examples of these disorders include:
Speech Language Pathologists are required to have a Master’s Degree and an Educational Staff Associate state certificate. Most of the Speech-Language Pathologists in the Issaquah School District are also members of our professional organization, the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Membership in ASHA requires an additional year of supervised clinical practice beyond the master’s degree. Many of the Speech and Language Pathologists in the Issaquah School District also have state licensure through the Department of Health. To maintain our credentials SLPs take continuing education classes.
SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWSLETTER
Please click the link below for our monthly special education newsletter by month (newer toward the bottom).
October, 2018 Trick or Treat Communication Cards Halloween Sensory Tips
The following are important dates to know for the 2017-2018 school year:
First Day of School: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Vision and Hearing Screening: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
ISD SLP Meetings: I will be unavailable after 1:30pm on the following Wednesday afternoons: September 12; October 10; November 7; December 12; January 9; February 13; March 13; April 3; May 15
Last Day of School: Thursday, June 27, 2019
For students currently receiving Special Education services:
For students not currently receiving Special Education services: Regardless of special education status, I am still available for consultation. There are several ways to do this --the most efficient way would be approaching your student's teacher with your concerns.