"Because I trusted them,Because I cared for them, they are now more capable of caring for themselves;
they trusted themselves more;
Because I invited them to challenge themselves and because I took the risk of challenging them,
they are now better able to challenge themselves;
Because of the way I related to them,
they now relate better to themselves and others:
Because I respected their inner resources,
they are now more likely to tap these resources."
Written by Sister Charleen Bloom, Ph. D CCC SLP, founder of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the College of Saint Rose in Albany New York
Mrs. Pelton, MS CCC SLP, attended Plattsburgh States Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate program. She attended the College of Saint Rose for her graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) with a Certificate in Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
New York State Licensed Whitewater Raft Guide (August 1999 present)
American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) (July 2008 present)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) certified for adults (December 2012 present)
National Teachers Association (NEA) (March 2010 -present)
New York State Union of Teachers (NYSUT) (March 2010 present)
Mrs. Pelton has worked as a speech-language therapist with individuals at many levels of development at numerous facilities throughout the Adirondacks including: Tupper Lake Central Elementary School, three different schools in the Saranac Lake Central School District Lake Colby, Lake Clear, and Petrova Elementary Schools, Adirondack Arc Childrens Corner Preschool and Adirondack Enrichment Early Intervention (ages birth to 3) and Preschool. Mrs. Pelton has also worked home-schooling children with health and behavior problems and teaching English as a Second Language in the Lake Placid Central Middle School/High School. She has assisted children with schoolwork while serving as academic outreach coordinator at Lake Placid Elementary School.
At Long Lake Central School, Mrs. Pelton is the Corner Garden Committee Chairperson. As our school Speech-Language Pathologist, she incorporates the garden into her speech and language sessions with students. Mrs. Pelton's goal is to get as many people involved in the garden as possible. Because the garden is a community project, Mrs. Pelton has connected with various community members who have brought their strengths and expertise to the project. She is also on the Health, Safety and Wellness Committee at school. Mrs. Pelton works with individuals ages birth through end of life in their homes in Warren, Essex and Hamilton County.
Mrs. Pelton lives in North Creek with her husband (Nate), three dogs (Ellie, Stanley, Esther) and three cats (Rondeau, Herman, Lulu). Every season she is active in the wilderness with activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking, biking and rafting. As a licensed whitewater raft guide, shes on the river as many days as possible. She heads out west for a whitewater rafting expedition in Idaho or Arizona when possible. In order to remain flexible for the activities she loves, Mrs. Pelton stretches daily. Mrs. Pelton adores gardening, especially sunflowers. Preparing vegetables, baking, cleaning up litter on an adopted stretch of highway and serving as a trustee on the Town of Johnsburg Library Board are other activities Mrs. Pelton engages in during her free time.