• Welcome to Special Education

    Speech Language Pathology

     

    The Vickery Creek Elementary Speech Team welcomes any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child's communication skills.  Please feel free to email or call us by referring to our individual web pages. 

     

    scott   Becky Scott, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
     Hi! I am Becky Scott, and this is my ninth year working here at Vickery Creek! I have three children that also attend VCE. I have been a school SLP for 18 years. I received my Bachelors of Science in Education degree from the University of Georgia and my Masters of Education from Valdosta State University. I also have a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University. My favorite thing about being a SLP is helping students find their voice and encouraging them to communicate successfully. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling and exploring, and reading. I am looking forward to a great school year!
    phone 180514 email  rscott@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     

    mcampbell   Mary Campbell - M.Ed., CCC-SLP
     Hi! I am Mary Campbell, and I am one of three full-time Speech/Language Pathologists here at Vickery Creek ES. This is my fourth year as an SLP at VCE. I was previously an SLP at Midway ES for 15 years.  I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders- Go Dawgs! When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling to new places, and hanging out at the lake or beach. I truly love being a part of this Viking family!
    phone 180514 email  mcampbell@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     

     

     

    MaryBeth Lawson
    Hello!  My name is Marybeth Lawson, and I am thrilled to be back at Vickery Creek Elementary!! I worked at VCE previously before my family relocated to Florida in 2016. This is my 17th year working as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  I completed my Bachelor's degree at the University of Georgia then earned my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Valdosta State University.  When I’m not working, I enjoy being with my family, traveling, spending time at the beach, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs! I am happy to be back at VCE and can’t wait to see some familiar faces! I’m looking forward to meeting you and working with your child this school year!
    phone 180514 email  f31047@forsyth.k12.ga.us

     

     
     Language is our most human characteristic. It is essential to learning, working, and enjoying family life and friendships. There are many ways to express language. Speaking, using sign language, writing, and using computerized communication devices are some of the most common ones. The professionals who are educated to assess speech and language development and to treat language and speech disorders are Speech Language Pathologists (sometimes informally referred to as speech therapists).
     
    Early intervention is key for treating speech and/or language disorders. Speech language pathologists help students identified with difficulties in communication by providing individual or group therapy, consulting with the classroom teacher, and working with the family to incorporate effective techniques at home.
     
    This year we are pleased to have a team of three Speech Language Pathologists at Vickery Creek Elementary School. We strive to help all students obtain the skills necessary to perform to their potential both academically and socially. 
     
    Speech language therapy helps students with developmental or acquired problems with language and articulation of words in speech. Therapy can target many different need areas, such as vocabulary, semantics, comprehension, language processing, motor speech disorders, phonological disorders, phonemic awareness and functional communication, to name a few.  Therapy focuses on remediation in four different areas: 
     
    1.  Articulation - difficulties with the production of speech sounds (i.e. saying "thun" for ‘sun’, "wabbit" for "rabbit").
     
    2.  Language - involves the inability to communicate effectively with peers or adults;  weaknesses in vocabulary, grammar, social skills, listening comprehension (understanding what they hear), following directions,    and verbal expression (putting thoughts into words clearly). 
     
    3.  Fluency - the ability to speak smoothly or fluently; disruption in the rhythm of speech also referred to as stuttering.
     

    4.  Voice - students referred by their doctors because of vocal hoarseness or harshness in voice quality.