All About Speech

As a speech and language pathologist I provide services in the following areas:

 

Speaking

Articulation:

- Sound awareness

- Correct production of speech sounds in isolation, moving through words, phrases,sentences, and conversation.

Language:

- use of correct grammatical structures

- verbally expressing one’s thoughts and ideas effectively

- develop conversations skills

- vocabulary concepts

- word retrieval

Fluent speaking

Listening

- following oral directions

- processing/comprehending verbal information

- relating new information to what you know

Reading

- know letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sounds

Phonemic Awareness:

- rhyming

- sequencing and manipulating sounds within words

- word families

- segmenting sentences into words

- segmenting words into syllables

- segmenting syllables into sounds

- blending sounds into words

Comprehension:

- utilize visual imagery

- answer main idea and detail questions

- comprehend story structure

- retell story sequentially

- formulate inferences and predictions

Writing

Sound symbol correspondence:

-using letters to represent sounds

- using taught spelling patterns and rules

Sentence Formulation:

- use of compound and complex sentences

- use of descriptive language

- learn organizational skills

- include story or report elements

Social Skills / Pragmatic Language

- listening to others

- sharing information

- turn taking

- joining an activity

- asking for help

- apologizing

- accepting consequences

- understanding non-verbal cues

- maintaining eye contact

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