The Speech Language Pathologist assists children who experience difficulty in one or more of the following areas:
Expressive Language: The ability to express and sequence ideas clearly using correct grammar and syntax (word order).
Receptive Language: The ability to understand spoken language, follow directions, and make sense of classroom instruction.
AAC: Assistive and Augmentative Communication for complex communicators to aid in communication
Articulation/Phonology: The ability to produce sounds in a manner appropriate to the child's age.
Fluency: The ability to communicate ideas without excessive repetitions and hesitations.
Voice: The ability to use correct voice volume, quality, and pitch.
Often difficulties in these areas can interfere with a child's educational progress, academically, emotionally, or socially. When one or more of these areas listed above begins to negatively impact a child's success in school, intervention may be necessary.
Students are enrolled in the Speech and Language Program after a referral procedure that involves the child's parents, teacher, and speech language pathologist.