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Welcome to speech-language therapy with Mrs. Wrieth!

 

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy, also known as articulation therapy, refers to intervention aimed at improving the ability to make the sounds associated with a particular language.  Speech therapy begins with teaching the student to distinguish between the target and error sound when LISTENING to the speech of others.  Once auditory discrimination has been established,  speech therapy will  focus upon production of the target sound in isolation, syllables, and in all relevent positions of words at the word, phrase, sentence, structured speech, and conversational levels.  

 

What is language therapy?

Language therapy refers to intervention aimed at improving receptive and/or expressive language skills.

Receptive language refers to the ability to understand all aspects of the language to which we are exposed daily.

Expressive language refers to the ability to use/produce all aspects of language in order to send our messages to others.

 

What are the aspects of language:

Phonology:  the sounds that make up a language, and the rules that govern how they are used.

Morphology:  the small units of sound in a language that change the meaning of words.

Lexicon:  the vocabulary of a language.

Semantics:  the relationships among words and word forms.

Pragmatics:  the rules governing the use of non-verbal aspects of langauge.