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Speech and Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists work in collaboration with school personnel, parents/guardians and other clinical disciplines to support students who have communication problems that affect their success in classroom activities, social interactions, literacy and learning and higher level thinking skills. Speech-language pathologists work to support students from 5 to 21 years of age.

Speech-language pathologists address a variety of issues that affect communication including listening, speaking, reading, writing, thinking and learning, in the following areas:

  • Articulation/Phonology: production of the sounds of language 
  • Language: understanding and using appropriate vocabulary, word order and grammar, following directions, sequencing events, critical thinking skills and problem solving, and using language for social situations 
  • Hearing: hearing sensitivity to sound 
  • Stuttering: rate and smoothness of speech 
  • Voice: vocal quality, pitch, volume and resonance 
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication: assistive technology and strategies for non-verbal and limited verbal students

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