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Jennifer Richard Wins Award

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide consultation, classroom collaboration and other services for children with speech, language and social needs at Chesterton and public schools around the country. SLPs support students in accessing the listening and speaking standards in the classroom, and in interacting more successfully with peers and adults.

We are happy to announce that one of Chesterton's SLPs, Jennifer Taps Richard, received a prestigious award from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) on November 13, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. She was recognized as the 2015 winner for Outstanding Contributions in Preschool-Grade 12 Education Settings. This award honors Jennifer's leadership in educating SLPs, families and teachers about best practices for children with speech sound disorders. The award ceremony acknowledged the accomplishments of top researchers and SLPs in the field, including Jennifer. Awardees had the opportunity to interact with John Glenn (astronaut and former senator) and dignitaries who have a special interest in supporting people with communication challenges. Congratulations, Jennifer! We are so very proud of you!!