The St. David’s Episcopal Day School (SDEDS) Speech & Language programs are co-taught by a team of professionals that includes a Speech and Language Pathologist and an experienced special education teacher. Further language support is facilitated by our on-site Reading Specialist. Our programs focus on receptive and expressive language skills, social language, phonemic awareness and articulation through play-based methods of learning. To individualize learning and meet student’s needs, class size is limited to 8. One-on-one speech and language therapy is also available.

2-day Program Tuition: $2,225 per session, or $4,300 per year

3-day Program Tuition: $3,500 per session, or $6,850 per year

To enroll in our speech and language enrichment, please email marissa@sdeds.org for more details.

Enrichment Program Faculty

Christine Dolor, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lead Teacher, Speech & Language Enrichment

Christine Dolor joins St. David’s Episcopal Day School as Lead Teacher for the speech and language enrichment programs, and as Assistant Teacher for Pre-Kindergarten. Christine earned her BA in Communication Sciences with a concentration in Communication Disorders from the University of Connecticut, and a M.S. in Communication Disorders from William Paterson University of New. Christine also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Over the past 15 years, Christine has worked with children with language-based learning differences at the Crossroads School in Paoli and, more recently, at the Bryn Mawr Thorne Language Enrichment Kindergarten Program where she worked for 8 years. In addition, Christine has also worked with many children with articulation and social language needs. In her free time, Christine enjoys outdoor activities with her husband Scott, and her two daughters, Sophia and Addison. She also loves to read and run. Christine has always had a special interest in working with children in the classroom and during play, so that she could support them with their speech and language needs in natural situations and contexts.

Shirlee Ashmore

Co-Teacher, Speech & Language Enrichment

Shirlee Ashmore joins St. David’s Episcopal Day School’s speech and language enrichment and 5-day nursery school program this fall. Shirlee brings to SDEDS over 30 years of experience with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5th grade. In addition, she has worked in the field of special education for the past 17 years with children with learning differences. Most recently, Shirlee taught at The Thorne School in Bryn Mawr in the Language Enrichment Kindergarten Program. Shirlee is trained in the research-based Wilson Fundations phonics program, is an experienced teacher of art and cooking, and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education.