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Graduate Students part of Green House Nursery Team

“Are you a baker?” asked the 4-year-old preschooler as he tried to decide if the dress I was wearing was an apron.  Regardless of my response, I was accepted into the mainstream just as all of the children are at the Green House Nursery School.  This preschool is an inclusive program for typically developing 3 and 4 year old children as well as those with special needs, including Autism.  The graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders have a placement opportunity at this unique preschool.  The students are supervised by  Lorriann Mahan, M.S., CCC-SLP.  Graduate students work with children in individual therapy sessions as well as in the classroom.  Involvement and collaboration with preschool staff and parents is an integral element of the children’s programs.  Graduate students are part of a multidisciplinary team that is imperative for carryover and positively impacts progress.  A whole class, phonological awareness program for developing pre-literacy skills is developed and managed by the graduate students for the entire class on a weekly basis.  Language and hearing screenings are also preformed at this placement.  Graduate students develop skills and knowledge in working with clients, families, and other professionals in a holistic environment afforded in this unique placement.

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