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A Message From Mrs. Hollier

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my webpage. I hope some of the speech and language information is helpful. In addition, please check out the related websites listed below (hyperlinks). I received a BA from NSU in 1974, a Master of Communication Disorders degree from LSU Medical Center in 1976, and, more recently, have taken several postgraduate courses from SLU. In addition to being licensed by the LA Board of Examiners, and holding a valid Elementary Education teaching certificate, I also hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. I especially enjoy working with middle school-aged students. Prior to working at LHMS, I worked at Mandeville Middle School for 10 years. I enjoy working closely with the faculty, staff and students at LHMS. I currently co-chair the Student Assistance Team Committee (SAT) and chair the Hospitality Committee.


Frequently Asked Questions

1.What kinds of speech & language disorders affect children? Speech and language disorders can affect the way children talk, understand, analyze or process information. Speech disorders include a child's ability to hold meaningful conversations, understand others, problem solve, read and comprehend, and express thoughts through spoken or written words.

2.What are signs that a communication disorder is affecting school performance? Children with communication disorders frequently perform at a poor or insufficient academic level, struggle with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language, misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgement, and have difficulty with tests. Difficulty in learning to listen, speak, read, or write can result from problems in language development. Problems can occur in the production, comprehension, and awareness of language at the sound, syllable, word, sentence, and discourse levels. Individuals with reading and writing problems also may experience difficulties in using language strategically to communicate, think, and learn.


(American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)

(Stuttering Foundation of America)

(Communication Disorders Library)