("Speech is an essential means of communication through wh...)
"Speech is an essential means of communication through which we make ourselves understood. It is the key that opens the door to friendships, education, and feelings of security. My little Speech Book is for all persons who would like to improve their speech. It is specifically for those who are deaf or hard of hearing but it can be beneficial for those learning English as a second language, or those with delayed speech or who have a speech impediment which they are learning to correct. This method can also be used with hearing babies to give them a push to begin speaking."
Bachelor in Speech, English, Notre Dame College/St. John's University, 1958. Master of Arts in Speech Pathology, Columbia University, 1960. Certified deaf teaching, St. Mary's School Deaf, 1961.
Master of Education, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1962.
Demonstration teacher deaf Gallaudet University and Kendall School, Washington, 1961—1962. Speech pathology, direct language United C.P.- Easter Seals, Staten Island, 1962—1965. Speech pathologist Smith Field Special Service and Gordon School, East Providence, Rhode Island, 1986—1991.
Teacher deaf, speech pathology library Boston School Deaf and Aphasics, Randolph, Massachusetts, 1991—1992. Teacher English Allied School Court Reporting, Cranston, Rhode Island, 1994—2000. Teacher, specalist language laboratory Oak International, Warwick, 1997.
Independent speech/language/hearing contractor, since 2000. Presenter in field.
Volunteer What's Cooking radio reading program for blind and visually impaired Insight Radio, Rhode Island, since 1991, terminally ill and dying Hospice Valley Pawtucket (Rhode Island) Visiting Nurse Service, since 1996. Member American Speech and Hearing Association (certified), Rhode Island Speech, Language and Hearing Association(president elect since 2005, member commission deaf and hard of hearing 2006).
Married Ronald James Morrissey, September 18, 1965. Children: Ronald Peter, Patrick Francis, James Eugene, Maria Grace.