Diagnostic Services - The multidisciplinary team conducts formal / informal assessments of a child's speech and language (this may be periodic or by request).
Screening Services - Cursory review of speech and language skills to determine if an evaluation is necessary.
- First Grade-Spring Semester Screening
- Follow Up Screening-Fall Semester
- Screening per Parent/Teacher request
Collaborative Intervention - The Speech and Language Pathologist will collaborate with the student's classroom teacher(s) and/or parents. The pathologist will assist them in understanding the nature of the disorder and consult with them regarding classroom and home intervention strategies.
Individual / Small Group Therapy - The Speech and Language Pathologist will develop an Individualized Education Plan to best meet the child's speech and language needs..
Services are provided for the following:
Articulation Disorder - The abnormal production of speech sounds which may interfere with academic achievement and/or social interaction.
Language Disorder - An impairment which delays the development or comprehension and/or use of written and spoken language.
- Receptive Language - Ability to understand verbal and non-verbal information
- Expressive Language - Ability to communicate with others through verbal and non-verbal modes.
Fluency Disorder - The abnormal flow of verbal expression characterized by impaired rate, rhythm, and/or struggle behavior.
Voice Disorder - Absence or abnormal production of vocal quality, pitch, loudness, resonance, and/or duration.
Hearing Disorder - The disadvantage or difficulty in everyday living or working activities resulting from hearing impairment.
Auditory Processing - Breakdown in an individual's auditory skills that results in diminished learning through hearing, even though hearing acuity is normal.