Speech and Language Services
What is Speech/Language Therapy?
Speech/language therapy is designed to help students with speech/language impairments to successfully communicate in their academic environment
What does the Speech/Language Pathologist do?
The Speech/Language Pathologist is trained to help students' communication skills to grow academically and socially by planning activities around their specific needs. The Speech/Language Pathologist will collaborate with parents and classroom teachers.
What are speech/language therapy focus areas?
(The rate at which children develop various skills varies and that is taken into consideration at the time the child is being referred for evaluation/therapy.)
Articulation/Phonology: refers to the production of speech sounds
Fluency: an interruption in the smooth flow of speaking
Language: the understanding and verbalization of spoken and written words
Pragmatics: the social understanding and use of verbal and non-verbal communication at school