About Molly McIntyre

As a professional speech and language therapist, speech artist and Waldorf educator, I have been long dedicated to helping young children develop their speech and language skills. My studies have confirmed the importance of using nursery rhymes to help children develop their speech. With this in mind, I have created this book to help your children lay the foundation for good speech and language skills. I have included a series of beautifully illustrated nursery rhymes to be read aloud to your child. This book is a gift for all children, including those whose language is developing easily and those with challenges.

Molly is an active member of the following Organizations:

  • American Speech and Language Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • California Speech and Hearing Association
  • Institute of language and Phonology certified in Compton P-ESL Accent modification program
  • Certified Waldorf Extra Lesson Teacher
  • Rudolph Steiner College Adjunct faculty.

Education

  • MS inCommunication Disorder from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 4 year diploma from Artemis School of Speech and Drama, 1998, East Grinstead, England.
  • School of Storytelling, Fall 1992, Forest Row England
  • Speech and Drama Diploma from Artemis School of Speech and Drama, 1998, a 4 year speech and drama training in East Grinstead, England.
  • Certified Waldorf Extra Lesson Teacher, Sunbridge College, 1993.

Workshops and courses given by Molly

  • Core Faculty at Rudolph Steiner College, 2011-2017.
  • Speech and Voice Workshops at International Post Graduate Medical Training, Bangkok, Thailand, 2017.
  • Artemis Teacher Training Program, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Winter Waldorf teacher’s Conferences, Fair Oaks, Ca; Forest Row, England;
  • Co-director of Anthroposophical Therapeutic Speech Training, a 3 year part-time training in the therapeutic use of speech as an art therapy. ( 2001-2007) England.
    Storytelling workshops for parents, 1994-present.

About Yumiko East

Yumiko East is a Biodynamic gardener and artist.
She paints and draws themes from nature and children. Her work has been featured in Biodynamic journals and planting calendars in Japan and in private collections.
“Working with Molly’s poems was a new experience for me. When I draw and paint from nature, I try to find subtle characters in them by repeated observation and study. But with this project, I was given the sounds of words and images of the poems themselves as the materials which were very lively. I tried to make them visible without losing their life force, and hope these pictures will support children’s imaginations.”