Marlene Seidman, Kerri-Ann Fusco, Janine Djukic, Patricia Sheridan
Oakland Public Schools
Pre-K-8 Speech and Language
Oakland Public Schools Speech Language Specialists hold Masters Degrees from
Each therapist is certified by the American Speech- Language- Hearing-
Association and holds the
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Certificate requirements include
the master's degree, a 9-
month clinical fellowship and successful completion of a national examination
administered by the
Educational Testing Service. In New Jersey, therapists must also be licensed
to practice. The Certificate
of Clinical Competence and state licenses must be renewed regularly. In order to
maintain our qualifications, we must obtain continuing education credits by
conferences, and classes.
Communication is a fundamental process in the learning experience. The school
years are a time for
exploration, social, and cognitive development. Speech and language therapy is
one of the processes
that guide a child along his or her path of discovery. We believe that each
child has the potential to
learn from and contribute to academic experiences.
The purpose of speech and language intervention is to provide rich
communication experiences that
guide children to reach their academic and social goals with success.
It is our professional pleasure to be part of the speech and language
adventures that contribute to the
intellectual and emotional development of Oakland's students.