Speech and Language Therapy

What is Speech and Language Therapy?
Speech and language therapy is a federally mandated service provided in the school district for children who are demonstrating a significant delay in regard to their speech intelligibility, receptive or expressive language, voice, or fluency. Speech and language therapy can be the only Special Education service provided a student, or it can be a related service, if the child has other handicapping conditions.

Speech and language therapy is provided by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Speech-Language Pathologists who work in the school system, can address a number of communicative delays and disorders. Below is a list of the most common areas we work on in the school system.

• Narrative language
• Articulation
• Organizing thoughts
• Grammar
• Oral motor (mouth exercises)
• Pragmatics (social skills)
• Fluency (stuttering)
• Word-finding and Expressive Vocabulary
• Following directions
• Asking and answering questions
• Phonemic awareness
• Sequencing
• Concepts
• Receptive Vocabulary
• Listening to and processing information