Mrs. Cynthia Smith

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Biography 

1.  Education:              B.S. Arizona State University – Communication Disorders and Audiology

M.S. Arizona State University – Speech-Language Pathology

 

2.  Experience:           Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) – ASHA

                                    AZ DHS License – Speech-Language Pathologist #0234

                        2000-present:  Preschool evaluation team member. Duties

                                   include evaluating preschoolers to determine

                                   eligibility for special education services.

1994-2000:  SLP with Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, AZ. 

Duties included providing speech/language services

to preschool through High School; Special education

Department Chair; Planning Committee member;

 ASHA CFY supervisor; and functional programming

 in-service instructor.

                                    1979-1994:  SLP with Harrison School District, Colorado

                                                Springs, CO, providing K-12 speech therapy.

                                                Duties included:

                                                Learning disabilities/speech language combination

                                                program instructor, teacher in-service instructor,

                                                school leadership council member, Coordinator of

                                                school-wide language arts program; summer

                                                school reading instructor, cooperating teacher for

                                                Special Education Internship program for the

                                                University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, team

                                                teacher integrating language development into

                                                regular classroom curriculum, and Preschool Child

                                                Find Evaluations.

                                    1975-1979: SLP with Creighton School District, Phoenix,

                                                AZ. Duties included providing speech/language

                                                therapy to students K-8, with experience with hearing

                                                handicapped students.

                                    1978-1979: SLP with Palo Alto Preschool, Scottsdale, AZ.

                                                Duties included speech/language consultant for a

                                                federally funded program for mainstreaming

                                                handicapped preschoolers into regular preschool

                                                program. Provided in-services and training for

                                                preschool teachers.

  1. Other Professional Experience:

                                          Co-authored and submitted an article

                                          for publication on the social position of the speech

                                          handicapped child, co-authored a language therapy

                                          program called SHAPE UP YOUR LANGUAGE

                                                published by Communication Skill Builders in 1983,

                                                served on numerous school and district committees,

                                                provided in-services for the Colorado Department of

                                                Education, in-service instructor in Harrison School

                                                District in Colorado Springs, CO, Teacher of the

                                                Year finalist for Harrison School District in 1989, and

                                                received Public School Program of the Year Award

                                                by the Colorado Speech/Hearing Association in

                                                1991.