Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech-Language Department of the Zuni Public School District welcomes you to its website.  We are now located at ZPSD Central Office.

 

Mission

The mission of speech-language services is to help students communicate in a manner that positively impacts their productive participation in the learning environment, home, local community, and global environment.


Beliefs
We believe: 

  • All students can communicate.

  • Parent involvement supports enhanced communication.

  • Developing good speech and language skills is the shared responsibility of home, school, and community.

  • Students have the responsibility to be active communicators.

  • Students should have equal access to speech services.

  • Student should have competent Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Speech-language experiences should assist students in learning to communicate effectively, to solve problems competently, to think critically and creatively, and to act responsibly.

  • The Individual Education Plan (IEP) process should meet the needs of each student.

  • In best practices while working collaboratively with parents, teachers, students and fellow professionals.

  • In being cognizant of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the population served.

 

 

 

About the Department

 

Good speaking, listening and thinking skills are critical to a child's academic success.  Speech-Language Pathologists are the professionals in the schools who provide services that prevent, identify, treat and rehabilitate speech-language disorders.

Speech-Language Pathologists serve students in all Zuni Public Schools as well as Zuni Headstart.  Private schools such as Christian Mission School and St. Anthony Mission School are also eligible for speech-language services.

Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) hold valid certification with the New Mexico Public Education Department, Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practicing Board. Our SLP’s have advanced degrees and hold the prestigious Clinical Competence Certificate in the area of Speech-Language pathology by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). The CCC represents to the public that an SLP is a highly qualified individual who is knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the communication process.  Our SLP’s at ZPSD are provided with in-service training and continuing education opportunities in current methodologies, trends, and professional issues in the field of speech-language pathology.

 

Meet our SLP's

Jennifer Enote-Becker  MS CCC-SLP

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Special Education from the University of New Mexico

  • Masters of Science in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Arizona

  • Can be contacted at jennifer.becker@zpsd.org  or (505) 782-5511 ext. 6501

 

Ervina Sandoval MS CCC-SLP

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the  University of New Mexico

  • Masters of Science in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of New Mexico

  • Can be contacted at ervina.sandoval@zpsd.org or (505) 782-5511 ext. 6504

 

 

Information for Parents 

 

 

Parents are vital to our success as Speech-Language Pathologists.  During both the evaluation and therapy processes, parents can be important sources of information.  We value their input and welcome their involvement in their child's speech-language experience. 

 

Developmental Milestones

www.linguisystems.com/pdf/Milestonesguide.pdf 
www.babycenter.com/milestone-charts-birth-to-age-3

 

 

Speech-Language Disorders

www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders
 

 

Suggestions for Parents

www.angelfire.com/nm2/speechtherapyideas
 

 

 

Resources
Contact

Jennifer Enote-Becker

Speech Therapist

jennifer.becker@zpsd.org

 

Ervina Sandoval

Speech Pathologist

ervina.sandoval@zpsd.org

 

12 Twin Buttes Drive

PO Drawer A

Zuni, NM 87327

 

Ph: (505) 782-5511

Fx: (505) 782-5505

 

Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm