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Welcome to Ms. Greenawald's website!

My name is Ms. Greenawald and I am the speech-language pathologist at Hopewell and Margaret Ross Elementary Schools!  I received my bachelor's degree at Duquesne University and my master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh.  I am looking forward to a fun and productive school year with your child!

Parent involvement is essential to school speech-language services. Please check your child’s take-home folder for homework. Students who return homework completed with a parent signature to Ms. Greenawald will receive play money, which they save for prizes! You are welcome to contact me anytime at or 724.375.6691 ext.1310.

 What is the role of a speech-language pathologist in the school?

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) screen, assess, and treat students with speech-language disorders. They provide services to these students in individual or group sessions. SLPs collaborate with classroom teachers, special education teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, and parents. 

 What is a speech-language disorder?

There are several speech-language disorders that can affect children, including:   

Speech sound disorder – difficulty saying his or her speech sounds correctly

Stuttering – impaired rate and rhythm

Voice disorder – voice quality that sounds hoarse, harsh, or whispered

Receptive language – difficulty understanding concepts or a speaker’s message

Expressive language – difficulty expressing thoughts using age-appropriate vocabulary and sentence structure

Pragmatic language – difficulty using social skills, such as turn taking, topic maintenance, or knowing how and when to talk in a given situation

Can a speech or language disorder affect academic performance?

Yes. Students read, write, talk, and listen at school. All of these activities require language. A student with a speech-language disorder may have difficulty reading, understanding directions, answering questions, or understanding social cues in the classroom.

What should I do if my child shows signs of a speech-language disorder?

If you suspect your child has a speech or language disorder, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Where can I find more information on speech-language disorders?

Please visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at for more information on speech-language disorders.

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