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      Michele Way, Ed.S, CCC-SLP
      Phone= 754-3326
      Email= mway@effingham.k12.ga.us
      Hi! I'm Michele Way. I have been a Speech Language Pathologist since March of 1998. I've worked with children for most of my career in many different settings, including; Backus Children's Hospital in the pediatric outpatient clinic and Chatterbox Pediatric Therapies. Most of my experience has been in the school setting and I've been at Springfield Elementary since 2010. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Valdosta State University and my Educational Specialist degree with an emphasis in brain based teaching from Nova Southeastern University. 
        I'm married to Doug Way and I have two children, Hailey and Mason. We live in Guyton and my children have attended Effingham county schools since Pre-kindergarten. I loved having them here with me at Springfield Elementary when they were in elementary school! 
        I absolutely love my job and I'm passionate about helping children improve their communication skills. I can't imagine anything more rewarding! Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions or concerns. I have additional information and links listed below.
                                                                                  What is a Speech Pathologist?
    Speech pathologists (sometimes informally referred to as speech therapists) are professionals who are educated to assess speech and language development and to treat language and speech disorders.  These disorders include articulation impairments (sound errors), phonological disorders (sounds in words awareness), vocabulary development, word usage delays, impaired social communication, and language processing.  We also treat abnormal vocal qualities, stuttering behaviors, swallowing, and oral-motor disorders.   We provide intervention strategies for teachers and parents for home and classroom practice and we work with groups of children to promote self-correction of mild speech and language problems that do not require therapy.
    Helpful Links for Parents:
    For articulation, language, and emergent literacy (beginning reading skills):  www.speechtx.com
    For information on a variety of communication deficits including articulation, language, sensory-motor and social connections:  www.kidspeech.com 
    For information on emergent literacy, speech and language development, speech and language disorders, swallowing, and a list of self-help groups/organizations:  www.asha.org then click, "The public" and then click, "Speech, Language, and Swallowing."
    These links are suggestions for further parent information.  I will be glad to answer questions or concerns that you may have regarding your child's speech and language development.  Please call 754-3326 to make an appointment to conference or I can be reached at mway@effingham.k12.ga.us
Last Modified on August 12, 2022