Patricia Bernier

Speech-Language Pathologist

pattibernierMy name is Patricia Bernier, and I have been working in the Augusta School Department since 1989 as a speech-language pathologist.  I grew up in Farmingdale, Maine and am proud to be from a family of educators!  My grandmothers, aunts, mother and father were all teachers.  I graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Correction.  In 1996, I earned my Master of Arts degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Maine, and went on to earn my Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1997.

Speech-language therapy is a special education service, and is not intended for students with developmentally appropriate speech or language deficits.  As a speech-language pathologist, I work with students who have been identified through the IEP process as having a Speech or Language Impairment.  Each of these students has an IEP written for him/her to address his/her specific speech-language needs.  The areas of speech and language that may be addressed in an IEP are:

  • receptive and expressive syntax (grammar)
  • receptive and expressive morphology (word endings)
  • receptive and expressive sematics (vocabulary)
  • pragmatic language (social language)
  • articulation (speech sound production)
  • fluency (stuttering)
If you have concerns about your child's speech-language skills, please feel free to contact me or your child's classroom teacher.  The best way to reach me is via email.