Degrees and Certifications:
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence MSHA 2017 Outstanding School Clinician The University of South Alabama, Master of Science,Speech-Language Pathology The University of Southern Mississippi, Bachelor of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology Minor, Education of the Deaf
Sarah Burke, M.S., CCC-SLP
Welcome to Speech
I am excited to be here this year as one of the Speech/Language Pathologists for North Bay Elementary. This is my 18th year working in the school system. I have been with Biloxi Public Schools for 8 years. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and my Master’s Degree from the University of South Alabama. I work with students to help them progress in their speech and language goals and increase communication skills in the classroom among their teachers and peers. I am the mother of 4 wonderful children and have been married to my husband of 18 years. We are lifelong natives of Biloxi. We also have two dogs, a cat, and 2 guinea pigs we call family. I enjoy working with all of my students and want to wish them all an amazing school year.
The following websites can also be used to target speech and language skills at home:
https://www.quia.com/pages/havemorefun.html (Articulation speech sound practice)
https://www.brainpop.com/ (login in with free access)
https://www.education.com/ (message Mrs. Burke for login instruction)
What does a Speech/Language Pathologist do?
As a professional in the schools, we address the following:
An articulation disorder is the atypical production of speech sounds characterized by substitutions, omissions, additions or distortions that may interfere with intelligibility. (ASHA.org)
A fluency disorder is an interruption in the flow of speaking characterized by atypical rate, rhythm, and repetitions in sounds, syllables, words, and phrases. This may be accompanied by excessive tension, struggle behavior, and secondary mannerisms. (ASHA.org)
A voice disorder is characterized by the abnormal production and/or absences of vocal quality, pitch, loudness, resonance, and/or duration, which is inappropriate for an individual's age and/or gender. (ASHA.org)
A language disorder is impaired comprehension and/or use of spoken, written and/or other symbol systems. The disorder may involve (1) the form of language (phonology, morphology, syntax), (2) the content of language (semantics), and/or (3) the function of language in communication (pragmatics) in any combination. (ASHA.org)
"Speech/Language Pathologists have ways of making you talk."