Speech and Language
Speech and Language Pathologists:
Speech Pathologists provide services to students who have significant needs in the area of Communication. Approximately 22.5 million Americans, or about 10% of the general population, have a speech and/or language disorder.
Communication disorders encompass:
- Articulation Disorders: difficulty producing speech sounds
- Language Disorders: difficulty with understanding and expressing thoughts and ideas.
- Voice Disorders: having an inappropriate pitch/quality of voice
- Fluency Disorders or Stuttering: Inappropriate repetitions of sounds, words or phrases
Good communication skills play a major part in students' success in the classroom. Communication skills allow children to make sense of their world, to express themselves and to learn.
Please contact Kim Smith at Highland Park Elementary with any questions you may have regarding your child's speech and language skills.
Speech and Language:
- Articulation Development Norms http://www.talkingchild.com/speechchart.aspx
- Language Developmental Norms http://www.asha.org/slp/schools/prof-consult/norms.htm
- Stuttering Foundation of America: http://www.stutteringhelp.org/
- National Stuttering Association: http://www.nsastutter.org/