2018-2019 Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another year of learning, fun, and improving speech, language and communication skills!

This year the SLPs (Speech-Language Pathologists) serving your school age students at Blackwell are Laurie Wheeler and Janine Lock.

Laurie is beginning her 20th year at Blackwell after working as a clinic and hospital based SLP for 10 years. She serves students at Blackwell and also serves as an Autism Support SLP for the district. She holds a state license and ASHA certification.

Janine has worked at Blackwell for the past 14 years as our preschool SLP, and has transitioned to the school age position this year.  She worked for Cobb County as a supply SLP throughout the county in all age levels for 2 years before coming to Blackwell.  Prior to pursuing her passion in Speech and Language Pathology, Janine had many jobs, including many years in banking, owning 2 restaurants and 2 children’s clothing stores.

The links on this blog contain resources such as articles, helpful websites and apps, and links to practice materials.  We will add new resources periodically, so if you have a specific interest or need, please let us know.

We are both very excited to be working together to serve your students! Please feel free to contact us via email anytime.  We are always happy to address questions and concerns by email, phone or a meeting, and we’re looking forward to a fantastic school year!

Laurie Wheeler     laura.wheeler@cobbk12.org

Janine Lock           janine.lock@cobbk12.org



Welcome Back!

Welcome back, Blackwell Speech and Language families!

Laurie Wheeler and Jamie Hutchinson will be the Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) serving students with communication needs in kindergarten through fifth grade again this year. We are excited to see your students and support them in improving their speech, language, and communication skills! Feel free to take a look around the blog to learn more about your SLPs and find resources to practice communication skills at home.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, you can reach us by email:



We are looking forward to a great school year with your students!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month every May! Communication is the key to connection — take a minute to check out these interesting facts about communication disorders highlighted this month, including noise-induced hearing loss and Autism.