Phone: (734) 744-2775
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Science, Speech and Language Pathology Certificate of Clinical Competence - American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA)
Ms. Debra Shanker
Hi! I am a speech-language pathologist and am so grateful to work with your students at Roosevelt Elementary School. I have been practicing for over 29 years and every day brings me joy knowing I will be working with children and making a difference in their ability to communicate. Most students that I work with have speech and language difficulties. Our work is done individually or in small and large groups. Students with speech delays or disorders may have problems producing speech sounds sometimes making it difficult for others to understand them. Students with language difficulties have reduced vocabulary skills and concept knowledge, produce grammar and syntax errors, have difficulty following directions and understanding oral information, or have challenges using language to have conversations and interact with other people. Referrals may come from staff or parents. Some referrals may lead to a speech and language evaluation possibly resulting in speech and language therapy. Please reach out to me if you have concerns regarding your child's communication skills. I look forward to meeting you.