Communication Sciences & Disorders
Information for Students Completing Education Externships
- Student Application for education externship (to be completed the semester prior to placement)
- Larson Scale (Please complete and turn in as part of the student application process)
Examples of Resumes
List of Possible sites for Education Externship
Choose your top three and prioritize them. Turn your list into Mrs. Hennes with your name on it.
Racine Public Schools
Mrs. Ludtke is in her 5th year as a classroom based SLP with Racine Unified School Districts. She co-teaches with 4k teacher. Mrs. Ludtke provides speech/language services to 4k students in their regular education room. She co-teaches with the regular education teacher 100% of the day. They share responsibilities that come along with a classroom, such as lesson planning, behavior management and parent-teacher conferences. Mrs. Lutdke’s focus in the student’s IEP goals while the focus of the regular ed teacher is the 4k curriculum.
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
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.
Sarah Lesch Evergreen Elementary School (also services EC program, daycares and preschools)
Ms. Lesch’s caseload consists mostly of three year olds to first grade with a few cognitively involved third and fifth grade students. She treats one student with AAC needs as well. Her caseload population also includes children with autism, down syndrome, language, artic and phonological delays. Ms. Lesch implements therapy with technology including a Smart Board, Ipad, AAC devices, and the internet. Sounds like an incredible opportunity. Definitely worth the drive for a semester.
Wauwatosa Public Schools
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.
Lynn Meehan Madison Elementary School
Mrs. Meehan services three year olds up to fifth grade. She services some neighborhood preschoolers as well. The caseload currently is 34 students and encompasses children with autism, cognitive needs, learning disabilities, articulation needs, language and fluency needs. Her service delivery model is pullout with classroom based services for the children with language needs which allows Mrs. Meehan to support the students when learning curriculum.
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.
Shorewood Public School District
Inga Siler Lake Bluff Elementary School
Ms. Siler’s caseload is quite diverse and includes children Early Childhood through 6th grade. Ms. Siler runs a phonological group two days a week. Classroom based and pullout service delivery models are employed. Ms. Siler has a student with an AAC device and programs it weekly.
FoxBay Public School District
Kate Curatola Stormonth Elementary School
Mrs. Curatola’s caseload is a little over 40 students, three years old through 4th grade. There are many preschoolers this year with many groups going on. Mrs. Curatola services children with varying needs such as autism, LD, CD, etc. There is the chance for collaboration with other disciplines as well as other SLPs.
West Allis Public School District
Jill Vanderhoef Franklin Elementary School and West Milwaukee Intermediate Schoo
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
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.
Waukesha Public Schools
Nicole Grosser Hawthrone Elementary
Ms. Grosser has been employed with three different school districts along her career providing her with vast experience with AT, Autism among other areas. She currently is working as the AT specialist for Waukesha school district. She is pursuing her AT certificate here at UWM. Ms. Grosser’s caseload is reduced to about 30 students so she can travel to other schools to help with AT needs. She services k5-5th grade at Hawthorne. Hawthorne Elementary school is located at 1111 Maitland Drive in Waukesha. Hawthorne is the first “ magnet” school in the School District of Waukesha. It’s focus is on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), multi-age, personalized learning and technology. Classrooms are combined grades (k/1, 2/3, and 4/5) and there is 1 to 1 technology for our students. Each student should have their own IPad this spring. Students with other disability areas besides speech and language (CD, OHI, SLD, Autism) are integrated into the regular education classrooms and some speech therapy is done within the classroom. Students with articulation and fluency needs are usually pulled out to address their goals.
Jennifer Theisen Waukesha Early Learning Center and Hadfield Elementary School
Ms. Theisen works at two buildings and currently travels on 3/5 days. The first site is the Waukesha Early Learning Center. Ms. Theisen works here about 40% this year. She services students in 4k who have varying needs, including some with more significant needs and she is also team teaches a Preschool Phonology Group for PreK and 4k students. Ms. Theisen serves on the Positive Behavior Supports Leadership team at WELC. Ms. Theisen’s second building is Hadfield Elementary School. She services K5-5th grade here. 65% of her students have an additional label beyond Speech and Language. These include autism, cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities and significant development delay. She is very interested in AAC and AT. Ms. Theisen is currently a level II ETI Scholar though UWM and working towards her AT certificate. She serves on the Technology Leadership Team at Hadfield.