HHS Performance Goals 2017-2018
Student Performance Goal: Student scores in the “exceeds” category on the Georgia High School Writing Test will increase by two percent each year over a three-year period.
School Performance Goal:
Our school will celebrate and acknowledge achievements and accomplishments to increase student satisfaction on the school improvement survey by five percent each year over a three-year period.
I have been a speech-language pathologist with Harrison High School for 18 years. I have my American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence and have a Georgia License of Speech Language Pathology. I received my Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Alabama, and a Specialist Degree from the University of Missouri.
If you have any questions or comments please contact me:[email protected]
Just a little about what our speech students are learning:
Language groups are learning new strategies for acquiring vocabulary, finding context clues, and understanding inferential information, just to mention few. We are learning that our brains organize words by linking them to other words using synonyms, antonyms, part to whole, location, actions, time, and categories. Parents, call your child’s attention to inferences that occur every day. Explain the meaning of words that are heard on the radio or television. Our lives are rich in language and there are opportunities to enrich the vocabulary of our students every day.
Articulation Many of you are working on your sounds in conversation. Congratulations!!! You have come a long way. Continue to read aloud and practice those sounds at the same time. Remember, you have to replace those old habit patterns with new ones.
For those of you working on sounds in syllables, words, phrases….keep it up. You too will advance and be producing sounds in conversation. Pick a time of the day and work on those sounds. You will be surprised at your progress.
Students who want to be more fluent in conversation are encouraged to try taught strategies in a variety of situations. Some of the strategies include reduced rate of speech, location of stress, and releasing sound with soft touch. Practice reading aloud, remembering to pause when you see commas, periods, or question marks.
Glen Greco’s 2017 – 2018 Speech Schedule:
Monday – 7:45 – 12:30 Harrison High School
1:00 – 3:30 Ford Elementary School
Tuesday – Thursday Harrison High School
Friday – Hillgrove High School, Ombudsman and Harrison High School