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August 03, 2005

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The closer the year gets to fall the more Sandy wants to be prepared to resume her duties at Tippecanoe Elementary School where she has spent the last 16 years of her life teaching. Sandy is assigned to teach third grade this coming year. She has taught first, second and fourth grade but never third grade and she is a little apprehensive. All the students in this year's third grade class Sandy had in her first grade class two years ago so she is already acquainted with them and they with her. That helps a lot. Also, Sandy will be in a SAGE classroom which means she will be with a co-teacher who has experience teaching third grade.

This is a photo taken yesterday during a visit with Susan, a speech therapist at St Luke's, and Rebecca, an intern from Marquette. They are giving Sandy an intial speech and language assessment. There is good news; Sandy did well writing and recalling from memory. She did have a little trouble finding her words, answering abstact questions and two step instructions out of context but that may be due to some of the medication she is taking. Susan will be helping Sandy regain some of the skills she needs to do her job and this should only take a few weeks or so.

Posted by jhyden at August 3, 2005 10:34 AM