Speech-Language Therapy

  • We strive to provide students with the strategies and skills needed to function within educational and community settings. Speech-language pathologists focus on promoting academic skills, fundamental receptive and expressive language skills and speech intelligibility. As the students get older, therapists prepare them for vocational and community interactions.

    A therapy plan is developed based on observations in the classroom and other school environments, consultation with parents, teachers, assistants and specialists and formal and informal testing. Types of therapy include individual, small group, classroom and co-treatment with other specialists. The primary goal is the generalization of appropriate speech-language skills into educational and vocational settings. The therapists have the advantage of being activiely involved in the student's entire day including bus time, program trips, lunch, special activities and on-site job training. Well-trained, experienced therapists work to design programs to target the following areas:

    • Voice
    • Fluency
    • Articulation
    • Auditory processing, memory and language comprehension
    • Social communication
    • Expressive language
    • Compensatory strategies
    • Effective use of assistive technology
    • Clarity and precision of verbal expression
    • Vocabulary and grammar
    • Verbal reasoning and problem solving
    • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)