Speech Language Therapy - General Information

  • What is a speech language pathologist?

    A speech language pathologist is a professional who evaluates and treats children or adults who have needs within the areas of speech, language or swallowing. 

    Speech Language Classifications

    1. Speech Improvement - Students have a mild to moderate delay in speech and/or language skills. Service is provided 1 day per week for 30 minutes.
    2. Speech Impaired - Students have a moderate to severe delay in speech and/or language skills. Services are provided 2 to 5 times per week for 30 minutes.  Students who are Speech and/orLanguage Impaired have been classified through the Committee on Special Education.

    Areas of Service

    Speech

    • Articulation Therapy - working to improve sound production.
    • Fluency Therapy - learning skills and strategies to improve fluent speech.
    • Voice Therapy - working to improve respiration (breathing), phonation (producing voice), and resonance (nasality).

    Language

    • Receptive language - understanding language.
    • Expressive language - application of language.
    • Cognitive aspects of communication - critical thinking and higher level thinking skills.
    • Auditory Skills Therapy - improve ability to understand auditory information and memory skills.
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) - introducing vocabulary and teaching grammar rules to non-native English speakers.

    Should you have any questions regarding the speech or language development of a child in your family, please feel free to give me a call.  I am always happy to answer a question and if I don't have the answer, I will get one for you!

     

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