Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School’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. They will 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, the Speech Language Pathologists will 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 them on campus or by phone.

Speech-Language Pathologists:

Joni Shimomura M.A. CCC-SLP 

Natalie West M.S. CCC-SLP 

Kris Watari M.A. CCC-SLP 

Rachel Inouye (Communication Aide) 

(808) 305-3546