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    Carole Azose, M.S., CCC Speech Language Pathologist
    Grade: Early Childhood Special Education
    Email:carole.azose@mercerislandschools.org
    Phone: 206 275 5881

      Schedule: M, T, W,Th: 8:30-4:00
      Best Form of contact: email
     
     
     

                                                                             

     
     
    WELCOME TO SPEECHSPEAK WITH MS. AZOSE
     
    Greetings and welcome to SpeechSpeak!  I invite you to explore some of the links and documents that are provided here. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding speech and language. 
     
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    September 2018:

     It is wonderful to be back at school!  There is a lot of excitement and energy in the halls and classrooms!  It's hard to believe that this is our third year at Northwood!  
    September is a great time to discuss with your preschoolers about their school routine.  The more familiar they are with this the more comfortable they will be going off to school!  You can review the names of their teachers, classmates and therapists that come in and out of the classroom. 

    Be patient with a child who, when asked what he/she did at school, divulges very little. This is very typical, especially at the beginning of the school year. However, take upon yourself the challenge of improving in the area of questioning so that you stimulate as much language as possible. This means reducing the number of questions which require a one word "yes" or "no" answer or, perhaps, a shrug. Instead of "Did you have a good time?," ask " What did you do at school that you don't do at home?"; "What color did you use?"; "Who sat next to you while you were eating?"

    This year we will focus a lot on the importance of poetry and rhyming.  I will post some new poems appropriate for preschoolers each month.  You can print them out of the documents folder and read aloud to your child.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
               

                                           

     
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    OCTOBER 2018
     
    The school year has been off to a great start! The weather is getting cooler, the days shorter, and Fall is in the air.  
    This is a good time to walk around your neighborhood with your child and notice the colors of the leaves on the trees.  You can also talk about the shapes of different leaves and the sizes of the trees.  A good way to enhance your preschoolers language is to help them increase the number of descriptive words they use (e.g. big, little, huge, tiny; scary, silly, funny;  various shapes, colors, etc.).  
    There are many books on Halloween in your public library.  Take your child and have him pick out several books that you can read together.  Let them choose the book they want to read with you.  Enjoy this special time together!