Welcome to Speech with Mrs. Cabezas M.A., CCC-SLP!

Mrs. Cabezas (formerly 'Miss Sous') is thrilled to serve the Franklin Lakes School District. She has currently been in this district for 5 years. Mrs. Cabezas earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia as well as a minor in Non-Teaching Special Education. She received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University. Mrs. Cabezas has experience working in private practices, hospitals, outpatient facilities and of course, schools!  When not providing speech therapy she enjoys traveling, dancing, hiking, concerts and spending time with her family and friends. 


Philosophy of the Speech and Language Department in the Franklin Lakes School District:


The Speech Department of Franklin Lakes Public Schools is dedicated to providing a structured and positive environment to facilitate each child’s ability to communicate to his or her optimal level. Communication is essential for all students to achieve academic and personal success.  We believe in a multi-sensory approach to build confidence, social interaction, and independence. 

Our services include direct instruction, small group instruction, integrated instruction in the classroom, and consultation with classroom teachers.  We work collaboratively with the classroom and special education teachers to help children generalize skills across different settings. Every student who receives speech services follows a program of annual goals and individualized benchmarks for measuring progress. These are derived from his or her own Individualized Education Plan (IEP).