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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

Brian Wingerter has been certified as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped since 1989. His master’s degree is in the area of Special Education. He has worked in the Fallsburg Central School District for over 20 years. Mr. Wingerter currently works with students in grades 6-9. To contact Brian Wingerter please call 845-434-4110 ex. 6324 or email bwingerter@fallsburgcsd.net

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 18 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 nhuebsch@fallsburgcsd.net

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 17 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 2-4. To contact Nancy A. Hoover please call 845-434-4110 ex. 6420 or email nhoover@fallsburgcsd.net

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 6 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 3, 4 and 5. To contact Jen Petersen, please call (845) 434-4110, ext. 6420 or email jpetersen@fallsburgcsd.net.

A Fun & easy way to support speech & language skills at home:

Speech & Language Apps

Many of these Apps are free!

PHONICS:

Jolly Phonics Lessons

ABC Spelling

Wonster ABC Phonics Spelling

100 Plus Kids Phonics Words

AUDITORY MEMORY:

Auditory Memory High Interest Quick Stories

HB Auditory Memory

Food Frenzy Following Directions

Sound Memory Game (Simon)

Audio Memory MASTER

LISTENING:

"WH" Questions at School

Super Duper Fun Deck Following Directions

Super Duper Listening for Absurdities

VOCABULARY:

Super Duper Common Core Vocabulary

Super Duper Name That Category!

VoLT-Vocabulary Builder

Learn English Vocabulary Words

SPEECH:

Super Duper Artic Photos 'S'

Super Duper Artic Photos 'R'

Super Duper Artic Photos 'L'

EXPRESSION:

Super Duper Story Maker

Super Duper Name that Around the House

Super Duper Imagination Questions

Super Duper Sentences and Fragments

SOCIAL SKILLS:

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