Mrs. Brown has her certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in both New York and New Jersey. She has been a speech specialist in the Franklin Lakes School District since 2001 and also works with children from birth to age three through early intervention. She received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master's Degree in communication disorders from William Paterson University. She also has additional training using PECS, PROMPT and the SCERTS method. Mrs. Brown also enjoys reading, hiking, running and spending time with her family when not at work.
Philosophy of the Speech and Language Department in the Franklin Lakes School District
“…a career in speech-language pathology challenges you to use your intellect (the talents of your mind) in combination with your humanity (the gifts in your heart) to do meaningful work that feeds your soul… I am proud to be a member of what I consider to be the best profession on
earth.” Megan Hodge
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).