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.

    651-744-2601

    kim.smith@spps.org

    Resources:

    Speech and Language:

    Stuttering:

    Voice:

    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/voice.htm