Speech and language impairment refers to a deficit in language, speech, and/or communication. The areas affected may be related to oral-motor functioning–such as sucking, swallowing, drinking, or eating–or to the understanding and use of language (i.e., vocabulary, sentence structure, discourse), and/or verbal and nonverbal communication. Children with speech and language impairments often need special education services and speech therapy sessions.
Process of Change @ SKILD
- Oral & written language assessment.
- Parent education in the specific areas of the child’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Student empowerment and education about his/her strengths and weaknesses.
- Teacher partnership with SKILD professionals to implement recommendations for accommodations and modifications within the academic setting.
- Speech and language therapy with a SKILD speech and language therapist.