• 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 Services

    Articulation:  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:
    •    Social Interaction
    •    Communication:  both verbal and non-verbal
    •    Behaviors and interests
    Alternative Augmentative Communication: The use of either low-tech or high-tech static and dynamic devices to  help students to communicate.