All About Me : Hi! My name is Kirsten Vidal and I am the Preschool through First Grade Speech Pathologist at Lewisville Elementary. We had an excellent year in the speech program last year, and I can't wait to see all of my friends again! To those of you who are new, Welcome! Here is a little bit about me!I received my undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and my Master's Degree from University of Central Florida. I have 22 years of experience as a Speech/Language Pathologist, with the last 17 years in Pediatrics. I am licensed by the State of North Carolina, by the Department of Public Instruction(DPI), and also hold my Certificate of Clinical Competency(CCC) from the American/Language Hearing Association(ASHA).About Our Program : We are excited about our Speech program at Lewisville Elementary. Mrs. Mayer and I have spent a lot of time over the last several years restructuring our program to effectively meet the needs of our children. As in last year, each child will receive a speech homework folder. In this folder will be worksheets/practice sheets that will reinforce the work we are doing in class. If your child brings their book back with their practice sheet signed, they move up two spaces on the prize board. After reaching the top of the board, (10 spaces), your child will receive a small prize. The practice sheets should only take about 15 minutes to complete. With reinforcement from home, we have found that our children meet their goals and are able to exit the program at a much faster rate.Please feel free to call me at Lewisville or email with any questions. Together we can be a great success! I look forward to another great year!