BHSM Stories: Stockwell Place Elementary
Bossier City, Louisiana
Students and teachers at my elementary school partnered to
promote Better Hearing and Speech Month. Most students
participated in the ASHA drawing contest. To help raise awareness
about communication disorders and Better Hearing and Speech
Month, several teachers and I read the book
by Aliki to help the kindergarten and first grade students. Also,
many students were able to activate augmentative and alternative
communication devices (Tech Talk, Super Talker, and Big Mac) for
hands on educational experience.
One of the fifth grade teachers, Carolyn Lowe, initiated a
"deaf day" in her classroom on Wednesday, May 14th. All
of her students wore ear plugs to understand the importance of
hearing and communication. Mrs. Lowe stated, "They
didn't last long...it was too hard for them to not hear
everything going on. Thanks for all your help. They really
enjoyed your visit."
A fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Howell, taught her class how to
do sign language with the Pledge of Allegiance. The students in
her class really enjoyed the project!
What an exciting month we had at Stockwell Place Elementary
School promoting May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!
Submitted by: Suanne McConathy