The Role of the SLP
My name is Austin Hiess, and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist for the Cornell School District. I was born and raised in Chippewa Falls. I initially attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, but after completing training with the National Guard, I returned to Chippewa Falls and attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. There, I received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a minor in psychology, a certificate in American Sign Language, and my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Some things I enjoy include spending time with my wife and our two labs, camping, boating, and anything to do with sports!
As a teacher, I believe we should always strive to find opportunities to effectively teach our students in a context that is supportive, motivating, and useful. The most beneficial services are provided through the use of a supportive learning context and positive relationship building. Within this philosophy, students are motivated to participate, while also learning in an environment that is relevant to everyday activities.
I look forward to working with each and every student to impact positive change in their lives. I hope that I am able to provide effective moments of learning, and in turn, learn from them as well.