Cowan, Emily

Welcome to my Classroom
Emily Cowan

Welcome to your friendly Speech-Language Pathologist' s (SLP) bio page. I have been serving students at Avery's Creek Elementary since December of 2004. I am nationally certified with an undergraduate degree from NC State University and a graduate degree from Appalachian State University. Prior to my services at Avery's Creek, I served preschool and middle school children with Buncombe County Schools from 1998 until 2004. I have also served preschool through high school age children in the Extended School Year program offered to a small percentage of our special needs students over the summer. My services in the schools include, but are not limited to, the following areas: articulation, voice, speech fluency, and language (including pragmatic). Individualized Education Plans are put in place by a team of individuals who have confirmed that a student has met NC Schools eligibility criteria which includes that services are necessary in order for the student to make adequate gains in the classroom. As a SLP in the schools I work closely with families and teachers to provide the most effective support for the children that I serve. I believe that children are best able to reach their full potential with frequent communication between home and school.  Please do not hesitate to call or send me an email with any questions (

I also help coordinate the chess classes that meet on Friday afternoons at ACES.  Please feel free to also contact me via email with any questions about these classes.