• Pricie L. Mooney-Walker

    pmooneywalker@henry.k12.va.us

    276-638-3366

     

    Greetings HCPS Parents/Guardians:  My name is Pricie Mooney-Walker, MA, CCC-SLP. I have been with HCPS for 2 years, but have been practicing for 20+years in the speech language pathology profession.  I love working in the ST field and consider it an honor and privilege to work in this school system and serve your children.
     
      We know that your child's therapies at school are a very important part of their educational program.  Below are some important resources (i.e. websties, apps, youtube videoes, etc.) for you to participate with your child during their time away from school.  These links are provided to help facilitate continued skills related to each child's needs in speech therapy.  Structure and routine help us all, especially during times of uncertainty and change.  I would advise keeping a daily routine and setting aside time for one or more of these activities at least once a week. Please feel free to email me (just click on the email link above) with any questions/comments related to this site or your child's specific ST needs.  I look forward to communicating with you and helping in any way that I can. 
     

     

    Please keep in mind that I service multiple schools and see many students.  I will do my absolute best to provide my students with what they need while out of school.

     

    Nothing can substitute playing with siblings and parents!  Please take this as an opportunity to play board games, create obstacle courses, do a craft, etc.  Moreover, general time together preparing meals, baking goodies, sorting laundry, and helping with household chores provides a functional, fun, basis for learning and bonding. Thank you for all you do to help your child be successful.

     

    • Activities and Tips 

      • Read! Reading is a great way to increase your child's vocabulary and build receptive language skills through comprehension
        • Point and label the pictures in the story
        • Ask questions throughout
        • Have your child retell the story to you
      • Modeling speech and language skills. One of the most important things you can do for your child (regardless of their communication struggles) is to be a good model. As your child is building their language skills or working on speech sounds, modeling will help facilitate their development and progress.

      Educational Websites 

      Listed are some fun and educational websites that will help develop your child's speech and language skills as well as targeting classroom goals and objectives!

       

      *As always, parent supervision and parental controls are recommended during any internet use to encourage functional access to educational materials only. In addition to supervision, please remember to monitor your child's screen time throughout the day.

       
      Durinng the extended school closure, I will be conducting office hours via text, phone calls, and emails on Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-4:00, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-12:00, and Fridays 9:00-11:00. Office hours could vary depending upon schedulated iep meetings.