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Speech and Language Program








    Hale Kula’s Speech Language Pathologists are professionally trained therapists that have obtained a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, who also have received a state and national licensure. Our Speech Language Pathologist work with students who have communication disorders which adversely impacts education performance. The therapists work with students to improve communication skills needed in the school setting including: social interaction, communicating with adults and peers, following directions, and all classroom learning and activities. While the Speech Language Pathologists work with a variety of disorders and disabilities the main focus is to improve: articulation, language, fluency, social skills and all communication. Roles and responsibilities for the Speech Language Pathologists include working across all grade levels, serving a range of disorders, ensuring educational relevance, providing contributions to the classroom, while providing competent services. Throughout the school year, Hale Kula’s Speech Language Pathologist complete prevention, assessments, screenings, intervention, program design, data collection and analysis, while staying in compliance with school, state, and federal mandates. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the therapists on campus or by phone.

Speech-Language Pathologists:

Room E3

Joni Shimomura M.A. CCC-SLP

Natalie West M.S. CCC-SLP

Kris Watari M.A. CCC-SLP

Rachel Inouye (Communication Aide)

(808) 305-3400 ext. 3546