• Mrs. McCurdy's Speech Class 

    Room #101-A


     SLPs Work With School Children Who Have Communication Problems That Affect Success In:
    • Classroom activities • Social interaction • Literacy • Learning


    Good Communication Skills Lead to Successful:

    • Speaking • Thinking • Reading • Writing • Learning


    SLPs Work With Children Who Have A Variety Of Disabilities

    • Language • Voice • Fluency or stuttering • Articulation • Swallowing , also called dysphagia


    Language Disabilities Include:

     Slow development of vocabulary, concepts or grammar • Inability to use different communication styles for different situations • Poor building blocks of understanding/expressing ideas, social development, learning, reading, and writing
    Voice Disorders
    • Speech that is too high, low, or monotonous in pitch • Interrupted by breaks • Too loud or too soft • Harsh, hoarse, breathy, or nasal

     Fluency or Stuttering Problems

    • Interruptions in flow or rhythm • Can include hesitations, repetitions, or prolongations • Can affect sounds, syllables, words, or phrases

     Articulation Disorders

    • Saying one sound for another (wabbit for rabbit) • Omitting a sound in a word (i-cream for ice cream) • Distorting a sound (thee for see)


    SLPs Have Many Roles in Schools

    • Prevention of communication disorders • Identification of students at risk for later problems • Assessment of students’ communication skills • Evaluation of the results of comprehensive assessments • Development and implementation of IEPs  Documentation of outcomes • Collaboration with teachers and other professionals • Advocacy for teaching practices • Participation in research projects  Supervision of assistants • Supervision of graduate students and clinical fellows • Participation in schoolwide curriculum and literacy teams


    SLPs Work With Children in a Variety of Ways

    • Combine communication goals with academic and social goals – Integrate classroom objectives – Help students understand and use basic language concepts – Support reading and writing – Increase students’ understanding of texts and lessons  • Services can vary depending on students’ needs – Monitoring or periodic screening – Collaborating and consulting – Classroom based services – Small group or individual sessions – Speech classrooms