Speech and Language

In speech-language therapy, we may work on a variety of things including:

  • Articulation/Phonology: producing specific speech sounds; rules/patterns for producing speech sounds

  • Understanding language: following directions, categorizing, understanding similarities and differences, making inferences

  • Using language: describing, using verb tenses, using pronouns, making predictions

  • Social language: understanding the "hidden rules" of social interaction, using language to interact with peers and adults, negotiating

  • AAC (augmentative and alternative communication): helping nonverbal students communicate using pictures, symbols, gesture/sign language, high-tech devices

  • Fluency: helping students who stutter learn strategies to help with smoother speech

If you are not sure what your student is working on, please refer to their IEP or check with their speech-language pathologist for guidance.