The second of our 2-part series on coronavirus resources, we look at ways to encourage and continue learning at home during a school closure or extended break. The Parish School’s Director of Elementary, Amy Richard, and Director of Early Childhood, Anne Powers, speak on keeping a regular routine, activities of daily living that have language and math built in, the power of reading aloud to build literacy and language skills, and the importance of staying active. Amy and Anne also provide digital resources for parents including Epic, Libby and Pinterest.
About Anne and Amy
Amy Richard, MS, CCC-SLP/CALT is the Director of Elementary at The Parish School. She has 20 years of experience working with school-age children with language and learning disabilities, with extensive training in dyslexia and reading therapy. Amy is also a mother who implements hands-on multi-sensory activities at home.
Anne Powers, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of Early Childhood at The Parish School with a background in drama and early intervention. She is a Hanen-Certified trainer who is passionate about providing families with practical methods for building language, literacy and social skills at home.