Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Speech Pathology and Audiology Master of Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Speech Language Pathology Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from McKendree University Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Licensed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Professional Educator License from Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Memberships: American Speech-Langauge-Hearing Association (ASHA) Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) Southwestern Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association (SWISHA)
Mrs. Mindi Kunz
Welcome to Moye Elementary! I am a certified Speech Language Pathologist and currently work with students enrolled in 1st-3rd grades at Moye in the following classrooms:
Mrs. Goodhue, Mrs. Reese, Mrs. Stoelzle;
Ms. Beavers, Mrs. Hostetler, Mrs. Vahle, Ms. Weiser;
Mrs. Hartmann, Mrs. McKittrick;
Mrs. Caesar, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Roskos, Mrs. Trelow.
Each student receives a folder upon beginning therapy. I use this as a communication tool between school and home. Your child should bring home thier speech folder nightly to ensure routine. Students who are addressing articulation, or improving specific speech sounds, will be provided home practice activities once per week. Students who receive language therapy will also receive home practice activities as appropriate to weekly treatment sessions. Language is everywhere around us! Language is easily incorporated into many daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and more! Ask your child to make predictions while cooking, "What do you think we should do next?", pause their favorite show and ask questions about what they've watched so far, sort laundry by different categories (color, material, activity, drawer it belongs in, etc.) and following directions around the house to help with cleaning, picking up or following everyday routines. Most importantly, talk with your kids! As a society we are having fewer and fewer direct conversations. Social skills are a very important part of elementary school and one area that is often overlooked in terms of practicing skills. Use open ended questions rather than yes/no questioning, comment on activities while your kids are completing them, ask your child to provide opinions and support if they are able, and encourage turn taking and eye contact as appropriate.
Please feel free to contact me anytime! Email is the easiest and most efficient way to reach me as I treat in many areas of the school building.