Speech and Language Therapy
Sharon Zeman and Hannah Pollock
Welcome to our Speech Language Therapy Webpage!
The Speech and Language Department is dedicated to improving communication for all students as well as students who have communication disorders.
Oral communication and language comprehension are one of humankind's most precious skills.
If you suspect that a child has a speech and/or language disorder that may be impacting academic success you may refer the child to the Speech and Language Department.
A referral may be made anytime by teachers and/ or parents. The referral should be in writing with a description of the suspected disorder and how that disorder impacts academic success.
Here is some helpful information regarding speech and language development.
Did you know that the letter sounds for "L", "R" and "S" are the 3 sounds most frequently misarticulated by young children? Below are the sounds and the average age at which these sounds should be mastered.
L - 5.5 - 6 years
R - 6 - 7 years
S - 7 - 8 years
More information! Are you looking for ways to stimulate language development in your child?
We suggest you TALK, TALK, TALK to your child.
Name everything within the child's environment
Talk about the function of things
Talk about items and categories
Talk about the steps when completing a task, for example: Making cookies
Play "I Spy" when you're waiting in line or driving in the car
Read and recite Nursery Rhymes
When reading a book or watching a T.V. show , ask and answer the 5 "Wh" questions
For further infromation, visit the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association's websit at www.ASHA.org