Communication Sciences & Disorders

Educational Externships


Information for Students Completing Education Externships

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List of Possible sites for Education Externship for fall 2014

Choose your top three and prioritize them. Turn your list into Mrs. Hennes with your name on it.

Elmbrook School District
Kayce West Swanson Elementary School

Our elementary school is comprised of approximately 700 students. We service a diverse body of students from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Currently I am servicing a range of disorders including language, articulation, voice, fluency and social language. The clients I service have a variety of diagnoses including autism, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and other areas. I see students individually and in groups from once a week up to four times a week. Our school currently has three different SLPs working across the grade levels.

Milwaukee Public Schools

MPS is the largest Public School District in Wisconsin thus allowing for a wide range of diverse populations in urban practicum sites. University students are allowed to participate in professional development opportunities such as Barbara Hodson, Shari Robertson, AAC, Smartboard training, literacy topics etc. Students must all be available to participate in an interview process TBA. This is how they find just the right fit for you.

Oak Creek Public School District
Sue Doyle Meadowview Elementary School

Ms. Doyle’s caseload services one elementary school with approximately 40 students ranging from three years old through fifth grade. Her caseload is made up of a majority of articulation, phonology, and language students. Currently, Ms. Doyle treats one apraxic student and one student with a repaired cleft palate. There are no voice clients at this time; however, there are four students with fluency needs. Sue treats a number of students on the autism spectrum and cognitively delayed student as well.

Wauwatosa Public School District
Amy Brantley Eisenhower Elementary School

Ms. Brantley’s caseload involves the 3 to one model in which there is 3 weeks of treatment and 1 week of indirect treatment. Her caseload involves 35 to 40 students k4-5th grade with varying disabilities and needs including CD, LD, autism, articulation, language. fluency, cognition, social, etc.

West Allis Public School District
Jill Vanderhoef Franklin Elementary School and West Milwaukee Intermediate School

Ms. Vanderhoef’s position consists of two 50% caseloads. One at Franklin Elementary School with the Early Childhood population and 50% at the intermediate school with 6-8 grade students. When working with the EC students the service delivery is usually in the classroom and involves some collaboration with OT and PT. When working at the intermediate school she services students mostly through pull out with some in classroom sessions at times. The population she services involves students with autism, cognitive and learning disabilities, articulation needs, fluency needs and language delays and disorders. Ms. Vanderhoef works closely with the SLP who works with the elementary school age students so there would be the opportunity to work with elementary age students once and awhile as well.

Kettle Moraine School District
Debra Maly Cushing Elementary School (2 positions at this site for students who want to carpool for a wonderful experience)

Mrs. Maly works at Cushing which is a 4k-5th grade elementary school. Cushing has approximately 475 students. Mrs. Maly’s caseload is around 40-45 students. She serves articulation, phono, language, CD, Autism, LD, EBD, ADHD students. You will be exposed to the use of IPAD as a therapy tool and an AAC device. You will also be working with a student building his use of AAC (Go Talk). In addition, Mrs. Maly works with a team of teachers who have an NXGI learning project underway. We provide intervention and enrichment for students on this team.

Glendale Public Schools
Karen Kingsbury Nicolet High School

Karen Kingsbury is an SLP at Nicolet High School. She has 26 years of experience working with students and adults of all ages in both the hospital and educational settings. Her caseload is comprised of students 14-21 that present with a variety of disabilities including speech, language, cognitive, learning, autism, emotional/behavioral, physical and medical. Her passion continues to be to improve the skills necessary for students to be effective communicators.

Waterford Public Schools
Ruth Brook Woodfield Elementary School

Mrs. Brook’s caseload covers EC program through grade 6. Disabilities treated include: Speech and language, Autism, Cognitive disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Learning disabilities and other health impairments. Disorders treated are: articulation, phonology, fluency, voice, language, and social skills. She currently treats 40 students including fluency and voice. She uses a Smartboard and IPad in her therapy room. Some therapy is provided in the general education rooms but most therapy is pull out. It is a long drive but a fabulous opportunity.

Whitnall Public Schools
Kelly Pluta Edgerton Elementary School

Mrs. Pluta services a wide population from k4-5th grade. The services are mostly provided in a pullout service delivery option with quite a bit of collaboration with occupational and physical therapists, special education teachers and assistants. Mrs. Pluta’s caseload involves children with a variety of speech and language disorders: language, artic/phonology, fluency, etc. as well as associated disorders: CD, LD, EBD. There is a high population of children with autism on Mrs. Pluta’s caseload. The Edgerton teachers and staff will be receiving training on the SCERTS model as well as receiving support from Jen Townscend an autism consultant. Mrs. Pluta is also the Whitnall district AAC coordinator, so the student clinician at this site would gain knowledge in AAC devices as well as other technology such as IPADs and SMART boards.

Port Washington Public Schools
Debra Saltzman Lincoln Elementary School

Mrs. Saltzman services students k4-5th grade. The caseload involves a variety of speech and language disorders including language, artic/phono, fluency, etc. There are also many associated disorders treated such as children with LD, EBD, OHI, and autism needs. Mrs. Saltzman provides services using different models such as pull out, and push in. Mrs. Saltzman is one of our alumni and a joy to work with.


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