• Speech Therapy

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    Hello and welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year at Las Brisas. This year both speech-language pathologists, Ann Leach, and Christine Denardo will be returning to work with students, teachers, and families, as well as provide speech-language services. Whether it be virtually or on campus (as soon as that is possible) we are here to meet your child where they are at with their communication needs and support them in reaching their IEP goals.   

    We are excited to begin a new school year and hope that your family is excited too. This will be our fourth year working together which is beneficial to both our team and our students as we are familiar with our returning students. We have tried to keep most of the students with the same therapist that they were seeing last year, although a few changes needed to be made due to scheduling. We also look forward to getting to know the students who are new to Las Brisas.

    We will be working with the general education teachers in order to determine appropriate times to work with your child that will not interrupt their core subjects. Please allow us time to create a speech master schedule that meets your child’s specific needs. Once that is in place we will be reaching out with specific times and zoom links as well as any supplemental materials your child may need during this virtual time. Supplemental materials may include various activities for your child to practice and complete at home to develop their speech-language skills.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We will also be updating this web page throughout the year as new information becomes available as it pertains to speech-language services. E-mail is generally the quickest way to contact us during the school day. Even in the midst of this uncertain time, we anticipate a fantastic year with your child.


    Warm regards,


    Ann Leach                                      Christine Denardo

    ann.leach@dvusd.org             christine.denardo@dvusd.org

    480-788-1147                           480-788-0334



    Mission Statement of the Deer Valley USD Speech-Language Department:
    Our students will improve their ability to communicate their wants, needs, and information effectively.


    Our Vision at Las Brisas:

    Las Brisas inspires a community of innovative thinkers, passionate learners, caring citizens, and problem solvers who will positively impact the world.


    Las Brisas Core Values:

    Core Value Student-Centered

    Core Value Teamwork

    Core Value Accountable

    Core Value Respectful and Responsible

    Core Value Safe