The School Counseling staff at the Strafford School is an essential component to successful communication at Lurgio. School counselors are available to all students and parents to discuss academic, social, and emotional situations or concerns that may impact a student's school life. Students or parents may request individual consultations or group meetings as needs arise.
Health - School Nurse
"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning."
My name is Rebecca Wiggin. My role is to support the development of communication skills in students in grades K-3. I work within classrooms to support phonemic awareness instruction and language development, and also provide speech therapy to individuals and small groups in need of intervention. I consult weekly with teachers and paraeducators at each grade level. My goal is to see all of our students become effective communicators.
This includes helping children to:
- Speak clearly and fluently
- Listen effectively and understand classroom instructions, lessons, and text
- Formulate sentences as they are speaking, using age appropriate grammar
- Develop a strong vocabulary and learn curriculum words and language based concepts across all subject areas
- Use language socially to converse and interact well with others
- Develop phonemic (sound) awareness needed for reading and spelling
- Be able to share what they know, describe events and retell stories, organizing and sequencing their ideas.
- Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s speech/language development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- American Speech/language Hearing website: http://asha.org/public/
- Common questions and links to articles: http://www.speechville.com/
- Speech/language and hearing articles: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/c522/
- Information on fluency disorders: http://www.stutteringhelp.org/
- Phonological awareness activities for home: http://www.medfield.net/mem/attachments/article/50/phonological_awareness.pdf
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a health profession in which therapists and therapy assistants help individuals to do and engage in the specific activities that make up daily life. For children and youth in schools, occupational therapy works to ensure that a student can participate in the full breadth of school activities—from paying attention in class; concentrating on the task at hand; holding a pencil, musical instrument, or book in the easiest way; or just behaving appropriately in class.