Speech Specialists Information
Speech-Language Therapy in the Schools
"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives" - Anthony Robbins
Speech-Language Specialists (SLSs) are specially trained professionals who have earned a master's or doctoral degree and have a state license and/or Department of Education Certificate. They may also have the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
SLSs work with children in a variety of ways including combining communication goals with academic and social goals. Service delivery varies depending on each student's specialized needs.
Children may be enrolled in speech sessions if their speech and/or language adversely affects their educational performance. Areas of remediation may be Articulation, Voice, Fluency, Language or Hearing Impairments. The child's speech and/or language must impact on their educational performance in order to be eligilble for services. Should you have any questions about the process for referrals or wish to discuss your child's current program please feel free to contact the Speech-Language Specialist at your child's school.
Speech and language goals are most successful when there is carryover at home. The links provided contain articles and activities which target specific topics in speech and language development. These links and information sites will be useful in providing you with a better understanding of your child's program and ideas for carryover at home.
Good communication skills lead to successful speaking, thinking, reading, writing, and learning, and help students find success in all areas of life.
The following are websites that might be helpful for your situation:
www.funbrain.com - for activities