Speech and language therapy is offered during the school day to help students with a variety of disorders such as auditory processing, apraxia, articulation, fluency and receptive and expressive skills. Beth Gillespie, MS, CCC-SLP, has been working with Morning Star students as the speech and language pathologist for over 30 years.
Speech Therapist Kim Strickland with Kids’ Clinic of Tampa Bay has joined our team on a part time basis. She brings her knowledge, training and therapy dogs to school twice a week for small language groups.
John Floyd, registered Occupational Therapist, provides on-site OT throughout the school day. Services are provided to children needing assistance with fine and gross motor skills.
James E. Riley, MM. MT-BC is a Master’s Board Certified Music Therapist and a multi-instrumental music instructor who conducts music classes with our students once a week.
Pam Miles, BFA, Fine Arts, MA, Art Education, teaches weekly art and art education classes.
Catherine Colby is the school’s certified guidance counselor. The Morning Star guidance curriculum includes a wide range of topics designed to enhance student’s social and emotional learning.
Morning Star School offers an Extended Day Program located on the school campus. It is available to students registered at Morning Star School. The program runs from dismissal until 5:30 p.m. each school day. The fees for the program are as follows:
- Registration: $25.00
- Weekly Rate: $50.00
- Drop-In Rate: $15.00 per day
- Late Pick-up Fee: The program ends each day at 5:30p.m. A late fee of $1.00 per minute per child will be incurred for every minute tardy after the program closes.