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.
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/