Welcome to the Fallsburg Central School District's Speech and Language Website!
Here you can find resources on how to facilitate language skills at home as well as enhance speech sound production at home. You can also find information about the Fallsburg speech team. This information is helpful to all families whether your child is receiving speech and language services or not.
The Speech and Language Department at Fallsburg was developed to assist children who experience difficulty in one or more of the following areas:
Expressive Language: The ability to express and sequence ideas clearly using correct grammar and syntax (word order).
Receptive Language: The ability to understand spoken language, follow directions, and make sense of classroom instruction (listening comprehension).
Phonological Awareness: Understanding that words are made up of sounds, sounds can be manipulated to change words, and sounds correspond to letters in print.
Articulation/Phonology: The ability to produce sounds in a manner appropriate to the child's age.
Fluency: The ability to communicate ideas fluidly without excessive repetitions and hesitations.
Voice: The ability to use correct voice volume, quality, and pitch.
Pragmatics: The ability to use social language conventions to appropriately interact with peers and adults (social skills).
Often difficulties in these areas can interfere with a child's educational progress, academically, emotionally, or socially. When one or more of these areas listed above begins to negatively impact a child's success in school, intervention may be necessary.
Who’s who?? in the Speech & Language Department
Brian Wingerter, M.A., SpEd., TSHH
Mr. Wingerter retired at the end of the 2019-20 school year! Congratulations to Mr. Wingerter and thank you for your many years of dedication to your students and career! You will be missed by all!
Nicole Huebsch, M.S., Ed., TSHH
Nicole Huebsch holds a master’s degree in Special Education and an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She is a certified Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and a certified teacher of the Visually Impaired. She has over 20 years of experience working with students who have speech/hearing deficits, as well as, children with special needs. Mrs. Huebsch came to Fallsburg CSD in 2001 and she currently works with students in kindergarten and first grade. To contact Nicole Huebsch please call 845-434-4110- ex. 6323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy A. Hoover, M.A., CCC/SLP, TSHH
Nancy A. Hoover is a licensed speech-language pathologist with certification as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. Ms. Hoover holds a certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has over 20 years of experience in working with children and adults with speech, language and hearing deficits. Ms. Hoover came to Fallsburg CSD in 2007 and she currently works primarily with students in grade 2-3. To contact Nancy A. Hoover please call 845-434-4110 ex. 6420 or email email@example.com
Jennifer Petersen, M.S., CCC/SLP, TSSLD
Jen Petersen is a licensed speech-language pathologist with certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. Mrs. Petersen holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has more than 12 years of experience working with children from preschool to high school, addressing a wide variety of speech, language and hearing issues. Mrs. Petersen joined the Fallsburg CSD in 2012 and she currently works primarily with students in grades 4, 5 and 6. To contact Jen Petersen, please call (845) 434-4110, ext. 6420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Scanna, M.S., CCC-SLP, C/NDT
Jessica Scanna is a NYS licensed speech-language pathologist with certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities. Mrs. Scanna possesses a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as a certification in Neuro-Developmental Treatment Strategies from the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. She has more than 8 years of experience working with children and adolescents with varying speech, language, hearing and feeding difficulties. Mrs. Scanna joined the Fallsburg CSD in 2020. She currently works with students in the JSHS, grades 7 -12. To contact Jessica Scanna, please call (845) 434-6800, ext. 6324 or email email@example.com.
A Fun & easy way to support speech & language skills at home:
Speech & Language Apps
Many of these Apps are free!
Jolly Phonics Lessons
Wonster ABC Phonics Spelling
100 Plus Kids Phonics Words
Auditory Memory High Interest Quick Stories
HB Auditory Memory
Food Frenzy Following Directions
Sound Memory Game (Simon)
Audio Memory MASTER
"WH" Questions at School
Super Duper Fun Deck Following Directions
Super Duper Listening for Absurdities
Super Duper Common Core Vocabulary
Super Duper Name That Category!
Learn English Vocabulary Words
Super Duper Artic Photos 'S'
Super Duper Artic Photos 'R'
Super Duper Artic Photos 'L'
Super Duper Story Maker
Super Duper Name that Around the House
Super Duper Imagination Questions
Super Duper Sentences and Fragments
Super Duper Difficult situations
Super Duper Let's Predict
Super Duper How Would you Feel If...
*Also see a List of Speech-Language Apps: Virtual Speech Center: https://www.virtualspeechcenter.com/apps