WELCOME TO THE ELEMENTARY SPEECH AND LANGUAGE HOMEPAGE!
Message to the Parents
Speech Mission Statement
“The mission of the PS 94 School Speech and Language Department is to provide quality speech-language therapy and comprehensive services for the prevention, assessment and intervention of communication disorders related to educational success, in accordance with federal and state regulations”.
Our goal is to facilitate the development of effective and efficient communication skills so that the students may succesfully participate as fully as possible in the educational and social interactions that commonly occur within their formal learning enviroment.
Cherise Blackett - Grades K, 1, 2 (Annex)
Dora Diaz- Bilingual Grades K, 1, 2 (Annex)
Ariana Rodon - Bilingual Grades 2, 3, 4, 5 (Main)
Kadisha Currie (Mon/Wed) - Grades 4, 5 (Main)
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"
Talking is important!
Please remember that your are your child’s first and most important teacher! You are their primary role model!!! Talking and spending time with your child is such special time together. Please use every available minute to bond, share and help your child learn!