Part II: Speech and Language Development in infants and toddlers- August 23rd

Hilltown Community Health Center Uncategorized

Please save the date for part 2 of our Parent Education Program on Speech and Language Development in infants and toddlers. Renee Riley, a Speech and Language pathologist, will return August 23rd durin play-to-learn program from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. In this second workshop, Renee will focus on hands-on strategies and activities. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you are coming so childcare can be planned for accordingly.

Here is Renee Riley’s biography/background:

” I have lived in the hilltowns of Hampshire County since 1992. I have been a Speech and Language Pathologist since 2003 and for the past sixteen years I have worked for the Service Net REACH Early Intervention Program in Greenfield MA. I provide speech and language services in the home and in the community to children birth – three.

I work with infants and toddlers with a variety of speech and language needs including, social language, expressive and receptive language delays, hearing impairment, feeding disorders, cleft lip/palate, and neuro-developmental disabilities. I also work closely with families providing carry-over strategies that can be used in the child’s natural environment.

For the past seven years I have also been employed by the Central Berkshire Regional School District and provide speech and language services to students’ preschool -fifth grade. I work with students with speech and language weaknesses including expressive and receptive language, literacy and pre-literacy weaknesses, hearing impairment, motor speech disorders, and social language disorders. I also address weaknesses including articulation, fluency/voice disorders and written language disorders.

I specifically enjoy sharing my knowledge as well as activities/strategies with families and community providers to enhance the speech and language skills of all children.”