Mrs. Knipp - Speech

Rebecca Knipp

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Welcome to Speech! Hi, my name is Rebecca Knipp, and I am the Speech and Language Pathologist at Fred L Wilson.This is my 38th year of teaching, with 31 years spent in Ohio and the rest here at FLW. My husband, David,and I live in Davidson. We are the proud parents of four grown children and five grandchildren. I look forward to working with the students and parents at FLW and you may contact me by email or at 704-932-8656.  

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
B.S.Ed. Bowling Green State University,
M.A.Ed. Defiance College  

Educational Philosophy/Vision:
Communication is the foundation of all education; good thinking, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are needed to be successful in the classroom and in life.

If your child has:
 *difficulty saying certain sounds (articulation),
 *difficulty using correct grammar and sentence order, or has a limited vocabulary (language),
 *difficulty using correct volume or quality of speaking (voice),
 *fluency issues (stuttering), or
 *difficulty answering "wh" questions (auditory processing) they will most likely be referred to me by their classroom teacher for a screening. If that screening shows a need for further evaluation, parents will be contacted. I also work with children who are having difficulty with reading and need to have phonemic awareness skills instruction.  

What's New In Speech

We are currently working on seasonal vocabulary and core curriculum vocabulary.

Helpful information: 

 Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters   

 1.  Do not tell the child to slow down or "relax."

 2.  Speak with the child in an unhurried way, pausing frequently.

 3.  Help all students learn to taken turns talking and listening.

 4.  Let your child know that you are listening to her message, not the way they are talking.

 5.  Try to decrease criticisms, rapid speech patterns, and interruptions.

 6.  Do not complete words or sentences for the child.

 7.  Do not make stuttering something to be ashamed about.

 

Make sure that your child understands the directions you have given them, by asking them to repeat the directions to you and then having them perform the task you requested.

 Talk to your child and have them label things that they see in their environment, read to your child and ask them questions about what they have read, and listen to your child when they are speaking to you.

Pragmatics - (Social Language), consist of organizational skills, sequencing information, critical thinking, making judgments and inferences, social appropriateness, and nonverbal communication. These areas are important because they affect listening, problem solving, reading comprehension, study skills, oral and written language and social interactions.

Voice - Noticeable differences in vocal pitch, quality, and volume can affect self-confidence and peer relationships.  Poor vocal hygiene can lead to lasting physical changes of the vocal folds.  Voice differences can be a symptom of medical concerns.