Speech grades 2-4
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Many children grow up with speech and language delays, which can extend into adulthood if left untreated, making it difficult to do well in school and in the workplace. Communication is a crucial part of daily living, and speech-language disorders can significantly hinder a person’s ability to excel. Speech-language pathologists study for many years to uncover the origins of speech-language delays and how to overcome or compensate for them.
When a child is seen for speech-language therapy, he/she may be seen individually or in a small group setting. Regardless, each student works on his/her own individual goals during therapy to address specific needs. Parents and caregivers can signifcantly impact a child's progress by carrying over skills being taught during speech therapy sessions. Together we can all achieve greater success by working as a team! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child's speech-language development.
Examples of skills targeted in speech therapy:
* identify unfamiliar words and think of a synonym(same meaning).
* think of an antonym(opposite).
* when possible, break words down into smaller parts(split compound words, prefixes, stems and suffixes).
* review spelling/vocabulary words
* inferencing & prediction
* comparing and contrasting
* understanding and expressing cause and effect
* singlular and plural nouns
* noun/verb agreement
* formulating grammatically correct sentences