Related Services - Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-Language Therapy At Newmark

Speech-Language Services are provided by highly qualified and certified Speech and Language Pathologists. 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:


ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGY 

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 
     

FLUENCY 

Do children have difficulty speaking with ease? They may: 

  • Avoid talking
  • 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 

VOICE 

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 as if they always have a cold
  • Sound hypernasal (excessively nasal) 
  • Have a hoarse or harsh voice 
  • Run out of air when speaking 
  • Lose their voices 
     

LANGUAGE

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

  • Unexpected social communication skills 
  • Difficulty following directions 
  • Trouble expressing their ideas when speaking or in writing  
  • The ability to comfortably speak at home, yet seem to be unable to speak in school 

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

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Problem Solving
  • Executive Functioning