Speech Therapy

JB Speech Therapy

 At Julie Billiart Schools, our Speech/Language Pathologists (SLP) contribute to the personal and academic achievements of our students. We help our students grow their receptive and expressive language skills to understand what they hear or read and express themselves. Communication and language are a crucial part of learning, which is why our pathologists focus on improving students’ pragmatic skills, including voicing their opinion in and out of the classroom, social thinking, emotional communication, personal relationships, academic achievements, and other language-related skills.

Experienced Speech Language Pathologists

Licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech/Language Pathology & Audiology and the State Of Ohio Department of Education, our Speech/Language Pathologists (SLP) are also certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, whose mission is to make effective communication accessible and achievable for all. Our SLPs work with students to evaluate, treat and assist with various speech disorders or impairments including articulation, voice, fluency, and language-based learning disabilities, like dyslexia or dysgraphia. JB is a great alternative to public or private schools which often times do not offer such a wide range of on-site therapies or services. In tandem with our team at JB, SLPs use many techniques, like active listening to contribute to active learning, visual techniques, and more to improve the speech, listening, reading and writing skills of many of our students.

How Speech is Important for Academic Success

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.

Join the Julie Billiart Schools Family

Not sure if our services at Julie Billiart Schools are a good fit for your child? We want to give you honest advice that will benefit you and your child. Contact our Julie Billiart Schools in Lyndhurst at 216-381-1191, or Julie Billiart Schools in Akron at 330-970-9902, or email us at info@jbschool.org with any questions you have. We also invite you to attend one of our upcoming open houses. See, first-hand, how our classroom settings, teaching methods and individualized learning plans can positively impact your child’s future.
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