3:1 Model for Speech for Speech and Language Service Delivery
The Speech and Language Department follows a 3:1 model for speech and language therapy service delivery. A 3:1 model means that your child will receive direct speech therapy for three weeks in a row and then one week of consultation services that will rotate every 4 weeks. During the consultation week, your student's speech therapist may be doing the following:
- working with students' teachers to ensure carry-over of speech skills within the classroom
- informing you of your student's progress.
- observing students in the classroom.
- collaborating with students' team.
- participating in professional development activities.
- screenings and evaluations.
Speech and Language ServicesArticulation: accurate production of speech sounds.
Phonological Awareness: awareness of sounds & ways to manipulate them.
Stuttering: smooth, fluid speech.
Semantic Language: word meanings and relationships (e.g.; vocabulary, descriptions, synonyms, antonyms, etc.).
Syntactic Language: sentence structure & grammatical markings.
Auditory Processing/Language Processing/Central Auditory Processing: how our brains accept auditory stimuli & attach meaning to the stimuli.
Pragmatic Language: social skills during communication situations.
Augmentative Communication: alternative forms of communication for those who cannot achieve speech.
Voice Disorders: techniques to treat strained, breathy, hoarse, soft, loud, or nasal voices.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism spectrum disorders affect three different areas of a child's life:
Alternative Augmentative Communication: The use of either low-tech or high-tech static and dynamic devices to help students to communicate.
- Social Interaction
- Communication: both verbal and non-verbal
- Behaviors and interests