Hello! The speech/language program is proud to support Amsterdam School by providing speech and language therapy for eligible students.
Did you know???
- Speech/language pathologists work with children to learn to use age appropriate speech production (articulation). This refers to using all the speech sounds that a child would typically produce by a certain age.
- Other speech production difficulties include dysfluency (stuttering), motor planning (apraxia), and voice difficulty (e.g., vocal nodules).
- Later developing sounds like /r/ and /th/ are sometimes not yet mastered until second grade. This may be related to the fact that the human tongue grows most rapidly between the ages of 5 ½ and 7 ½!
- Speech/language pathologists also work with children who have difficulty with language. Language includes listening (receptive language), talking (expressive language), grammar (morphology and syntax), word meaning (semantics) and pragmatics (language use/social communication skills).
Click here to obtain details about the
Hillsborough Township Public School District Speech Program