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Welcome to Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language services include assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders which adversely affect a child's educational performance. An evaluation of speech skills may include articulation, voice, fluency skills. Language assessment may involve receptive and/or expressive language, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
The mission of Speech and Language Therapy Services is to provide comprehensive services for the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention of communication disabilities related to educational success, in accordance with federal and state regulations. Depending on the nature and severity of the disorder, remediation strategies may consist of direct individual or group therapy, services integrated in the regular classroom or indirect services through monitoring or consultation with the classroom and/or special education teacher. Decisions regarding particular service delivery models are based on a variety of factors including the type and/or severity of the weakness, its impact on the student’s ability to access the curriculum and/or effectively navigate through meaningful social interactions, and integration of services with educational experiences.
The goal of Speech and Language Therapy Services at IMS is to develop oral communication skills that are the underpinnings of the curriculum in order to promote student success. The focus of Speech-Language Pathologists in our schools is to facilitate the development of effective and efficient communication skills so that students may participate as fully as possible in educational, social, and vocational interactions.
Activities done in the home are an integral part to increase your child’s speech and /or language skills. The therapist is available as your guide and partner in remediating weak speech and/or language skills.
If you have any questions, please contact Monica Goldfarb, M.A., SLP at 772-597-2146 x241.