• What is Speech/Language Therapy?

     

    Speech and language skills are an important piece of a student's academic success. Students must be able to communicate effectively with both their teachers and their peers when they are at school. A child may attend speech/language therapy in school for a wide variety of reasons. Some areas we work on in speech include:

     

    • Articulation - the way we say our speech sounds
    • Phonology - the speech patterns we use
    • Apraxia - difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
    • Fluency - stuttering
    • Receptive Language - difficulty understanding language (ex: following directions)
    • Expressive Language - difficulty using language (ex: making requests for things they want/need)
    • Pragmatic Language - the way we speak to each other (ex: turn-taking)

     

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