Speech and Language




Mrs. Stinson

Mrs. Taylor-Soares


 

Meet Mrs. Stinson

 

Tell me about yourself.

I grew up in southern New Jersey and attended Muhlenberg College, where I received my B.S. in Natural Science. After college, I worked for two years doing in-home ABA therapy for children with autism in the Philadelphia area. I then moved to Boston and earned my Masters in Speech Pathology from Northeastern University. While completing my Masters, I worked as a Research Assistant and participated in two different projects focused on Voice Output Communication Aids. After graduation from Northeastern, I completed my Clinical Fellowship in Brooklyn, NY at a preschool for children with autism. I then moved to Portland, ME and worked at The REACH School for six years providing speech/language therapy to children ages 1-6 with a variety of developmental disabilities. When my husband got a job in midcoast Maine in 2013, I began working for RSU #13.  

 

Why do you like teaching speech & language?

I enjoy the variety that is involved with Speech/Language therapy. I like working with students in small groups on everything from speech sound errors to social skills.  

 
 

What is your plan for parent contact?

Feel free to contact me anytime via phone (354-6353) or email (kstinson@rsu13.org).

 

What are your homework guidelines?

I do not typically assign homework. However, if parents request, I’m happy to create home practice sheets for individual students.

  

Meet Mrs. Taylor-Soares

 

Tell me about yourself.

I have lived in Maine my whole life. I attended Kennebec Valley Community College, where I received my Associates Degree in Special Education and Speech and Language Pathology Assisting. After college, I worked for two years in the school setting in a behavior class room as an Ed Tech.  I then moved to the Mid-Coast area where I worked at CDS Preschool for five years, providing speech/language therapy to children ages 3-5 with a variety of developmental disabilities.  I transitioned to working in a private practice.  I expanded my skill set working with a variety of children from ages 1-15. When I am not doing Speech Therapy, I enjoy swimming, knitting and watching baseball with my husband and two cats. I’m very excited to be working for RSU #13.  

 

Why do you like teaching speech & language?

I had many teachers in my school career that influenced my life in a positive way. I want to be the same for children. I wanted to teach our youth that their words have power, and they can be and do anything that they want to be when they grow up. I love seeing the look on a child face when the learn a new sound or skill set to improve their communication skills.

 

What is your plan for parent contact?

Feel free to contact me anytime via phone (354-6353) or email (ataylorsoares@rsu13.org).

 

What are your homework guidelines? 

I do not typically assign homework. However, The art work I send home has targeted speech sounds or language concept we are working on.