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What does a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist do?

 

As Speech and Language Pathologists, we provide services across all grade levels to students exhibiting communication disorders  in one or more of the following areas:

Expressive Language:  The ability to express and sequence ideas clearly using correct grammar and syntax (word order).

Receptive Language:  The ability to understand spoken language, follow directions, and make sense of classroom instruction. 

Phonological Awareness:  Understanding that words are made up of sounds, sounds can be manipulated to change words, and sounds correspond to letters in print.

Articulation/Phonology:  The ability to produce sounds in a manner appropriate to the child's age.

Fluency:  The ability to communicate ideas without excessive repetitions and hesitations.

Voice:  The ability to use correct voice volume, quality, and pitch.

Often difficulties in these areas can interfere with a child's educational progress, academically, emotionally, or socially.  When one or more of these areas listed above begins to negatively impact a child's success in school, intervention may be necessary. 

SLPs...changing the world..."one word at a Time"