Speech/language therapy is a useful tool for working with students on their oral motor difficulties, articulation and speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language deficits, language learning deficits, augmentative and alternative communication, and social/pragmatic language deficits.
Our Speech/Language Pathologists (SLP) work on many areas including speech sounds, which is important for students with articulation or phonological disorders. This helps them engage in the classroom with intelligible communication and become better listeners and learners. They also use activities and alternative methods of communication, like using pictures or symbols, hand gestures, and more to work on speech and effective communication. Literacy, how well students read, spell and write, is also associated with language disorders. It is an important aspect for our SLPs to work on with our students. Social communication, voice issues, and speaking fluency are also explored by our SLPs. All of these aspects of speech and language are crucial for students to not only reach their personal goals, but achieve academic success.