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Speech-Language Therapy At Newmark

Speech-Language Services are provided by highly qualified and certified Speech and Language Specialists. Therapy takes place in small intimate groups to facilitate and support receptive and expressive communication skills within the academic environment.





Speech-Language Specialists Evaluate and Treat Children in Four Main Areas of Communication:


Are children difficult to understand when compared to other children their age? They may: 

  • Substitute certain sounds for others
  • Omit, distort or add sounds
  • Sound unclear and may not be understood
  • Display weak/uncoordinated oral-motor movements 


Do children have difficulty speaking with ease? They may: 

  • Seem tense or get “stuck” when speaking
  • Speak too quickly or slowly
  • Hesitate, prolong or repeat sounds, syllables, words or phrases
  • Make unexpected facial expressions or gestures when speaking 


Are children’s voices unexpected for their age, gender or stature? They may frequently:

  • Speak in too high or low a pitch
  • Speak too loudly or softly
  • Sound hypernasal (excessively nasal) 
  • Run out of air when speaking 


Do children show signs of a language disorder? They may have: 

  • Unexpected or ineffective social communication skills 
  • Difficulty following directions 
  • Difficulty understanding lengthier information
  • Difficulty understanding and using nonliteral language
  • Trouble expressing their ideas when speaking or in writing  
  • Limited vocabulary
  • Limited critical thinking skills

The Speech-Language team also treats/supports the following cognitive areas:

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Problem Solving
  • Executive Functioning

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