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    Welcome to the Speech

    Language Resource Page

    The Speech Language Resource Page is an open webpage intended to be helpful to students, parents, teachers, school personnel and professionals.  
    The school speech language pathologists are not responsible for the content on these pages but are hopeful some of the information will be useful.   

    What is a speech language pathologist?

    A speech language pathologist (SLP) is a trained professional who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech or language.  Speech is the coordination of the muscles and movements necessary to talk. Language is finding the right words and organizing the words in a meaningful way to communicate a message or hold a conversation. 

    Common Speech and Language Disorders

    Speech Disorders
    Articulation- difficulty with the way speech sounds are said.  
    Apraxia- difficulty with planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds.
    Voice- problems with the way the voice sounds.
    Language Disorders
    Receptive Language- Difficulty understanding language.
    Expressive Language- Difficulty using language.
    Pragmatic Language- Difficulty with social language skills.  The way we speak to each other.
    Other Disorders
    Swalowing / feeding disorders -difficulty chewing and/or swallowing
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