Mrs. Starnes Speech-Language Pathologist

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Crystal Starnes

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My name is Crystal Starnes and I am the Speech Language Pathologist at Cheatham Park Elementary.  I am a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed to practice speech language pathology in the state of Tennessee.  I love helping children become better communicators!

Speech refers to the way we say sounds and words. As children learn to talk, sometimes they say some sounds in the wrong way. When these mistakes, or error sounds, persist past a certain age they may have a speech sound disorder. Some sounds may develop early while others take longer to learn and are expected to develop at a later age.  When a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently or has problems with his/her voice then he/she may have a speech disorder.


Language is the words we use to share ideas and get what we want. A person with a language disorder may have difficulty understanding others, sharing thoughts and ideas, reading, and writing.

*American Speech and Hearing Association*

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