Speech/Language Therapy includes both the correction of speech sounds to improve a child's ability to be understood, as well as the improvement of grammar, sentence structure, asking and answering questions.  Language also includes various areas such as understanding concepts, vocabulary, following directions and expressing needs and ideas.  Therapy can address fluency issues such as stuttering when this becomes disruptive to the child as well as the listener.  Some students may also require augmentative communication such as the use of sign language, appropriate icon systems or learning the use of vocal output devices when their speech is impaired to the degree in which verbal communication is not effective.


    The goal of Speech/Language Therapy is to improve a child's ability to express his or her wants, needs and ideas, to enable the child to successfully interact with adults and peers, and to better meet the communication demands of the classroom.