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Mrs. Amy Allard

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Mrs. Amy Allard

My name is Amy Allard and I am in my second year here as a full time speech and language pathologist at ACS.  I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful school and community!  I live in Wolfeboro with my husband Michael and our three children, Sam (15), Lucas (13) and Madeleine (4).  I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1995 and received my graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UNH in 1997.  I am entering my 20th year as a speech and language pathologist. I truly love working with children and their families to help them improve their articulation, language expression and processing as well as social pragmatic skills.  Some of my hobbies include reading, cooking, camping, kayaking, boating and spending time with family and friends.  

Mrs. Christy Pappaceno

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Mrs. Christy Pappaceno

Hello Everyone, my name is Christy Pappaceno and I am the occupational therapist at ACS.  I am very fortunate to have my family be a part of the ACS community.  My husband, Derek, is a teacher while our sons, Mason and Blake, are in the 6th and 3rd grade.  This is my 8th year at ACS and my 19th year working in school based practice.   

I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1998 and then completed nine months of field work with my focus centered in the area of pediatrics.  Throughout my career I have completed many hours of continuing education in the areas of sensory integration, handwriting, assistive technology, motor skill development, visual perceptual development, and social skills training.  I also have experience working with children of all ages with varying diagnosis.  

I greatly enjoy working in the area of pediatrics and helping students to improve their functional participation for greater independence within their daily life.  

What Does a School Based Occupational Therapist Do

Occupational therapists complete evaluations in the areas of sensory processing, fine motor/gross motor development, visual perceptual skills, self care, and overall school functioning to determine a student's needs.  

The occupational therapist then provides interventions to help students with disabilities or delays to functionally participate within the school setting and access the general curriculum.  We also provide support to classroom teachers in promoting student success within the classroom environment.