About Ms. Shereen Thomas...
Position: Preschool SLP
Phone: 480 883-5965
Welcome to preschool! Thank you for the privilege of providing early intervention services to your preschool student at Hancock Elementary School.
My Education and Professional Background
I have worked in the early intervention field since 1995 after graduating from Arizona State University (ASU) with a Master's in Communication Disorders. My prior work experiences include home-based therapeutic services for AzEIP and DDD, clinical/classroom services and staff training with Southwest Human Development and the Infant Child Research Program at ASU, as well as research, teaching and student training at ASU. I have been with Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) since 2014 and am currently focused on preschool services for students enrolled in CUSD programs. My particular areas of interest are play and social-emotional development, and feeding intervention.
My Educational Philosophy
The intervention model used in CUSD Preschool classrooms is inclusive, which means I work closely with the classroom teacher and paraprofessional staff to ensure that intervention strategies are in place throughout the daily classroom activities. I am on site every day and will be in your student's classroom twice weekly. The intervention model in PreK/Kinder Academy is similar and may include therapy being provided separately in a special education classroom/space, depending on the student's IEP.
I believe that caregivers are an integral part of their student's success and I look forward to providing families with home-based activities and ideas to help work on your student's communication and play skills.