• Hello Parents! Welcome to Mrs. Messmore's Online Classroom!

     
     
     
    Kelly Messmore M.S., CCC-SLP/L
     
    Speech-Language Therapy at Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School for the 2019-20 School Year
     
     
    School Office:  309-672-6571 
     
     
    Greetings and Welcome to Mrs. Messmore's Page!
     
     
     

             

                 I hope all had a fun and refreshing summer vacation. As the 2019-20 school year gets into full swing, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Mrs. Messmore and I will be your student’s Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) this year. This year, I am assigned to serve students at Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School (Formerly Woodrow Wilson). Pick-up for speech-language services is set to begin Monday, August 26th.   The first 10 days of the school year are set aside for the speech-language staff to conduct grade level screenings, locate each student on his/her caseload, speak with teachers, review files and set up a therapy schedule. Therapeutic services will follow the plan outlined in your student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Throughout the year I anticipate meeting with each of you and discussing your child’s progress at IEP meetings to which either I or a special education teacher/coordinator will send you a formal written notice at least 10 days in advance of the meeting. I encourage you to contact me at school as soon as any questions/concerns arise, or if you would just like to introduce yourself to me. You can also get my contact information and at home practice ideas for your student via my staff webpage at www.psd150.org, selecting Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School, then “Staff,” and clicking on my name. I wish to assure parents that I will work hard with your student to make the year successful, and that I look forward to your support and cooperation to help your child achieve his/her goals. Let’s have a wonderful and productive school year!

     

    Respectfully,  

     

    Kelly C. Messmore M.S., CCC-SLP/L 

    School Office:  309-672-6571 
     
     
    IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF 5/21/19:
     
    Due to the high number of children expected to need speech-language therapy services at Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School for the 2019-20 school year, an additional SLP will again be assigned to help.  At this time, I am slated to provide services to the general population at Dr. Sanders Primary for grades K-4 and parochial bring-in students from Holy Family.  The additional SLP will provide services to students in the Life Skills classrooms as well as any help with overflow numbers students as needed. Samantha Dorsey will continue to provide services to students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program located within the school.  I will be contacting parents of those student assigned to me at the start of the 2019-20 school year. 
      
     
    ASHA- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    ASHA is the Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. This website has numerous resources regarding communication disorders, including research articles, therapy techniques, and general information regarding the most common communication disorders and difficulties. Check it out!