Speech and Language2018-08-18T04:59:30+00:00

Speech and Language Services

Meet the identified needs of students through our full spectrum of speech and language services. Our speech and language professionals are qualified and credentialed – meeting or exceeding state and district standards. Services are customized to the needs, preferences, and funding options of each school. We supervise our staff and communicate closely with parents, guardians, classroom teachers, and administrators to ensure seamless support within your school community. Catapult Learning speech therapist conduct comprehensive assessments. We provide the following services:

  • Screenings

  • Small-group therapy

  • Parent instruction

  • Evaluations

  • Individual therapy

  • Teacher/staff training and collaboration

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Student Support

Speech and Language Pathologists help students with delays in the following areas:

Articulation

  • Difficult to understand

  • Mispronunciation or leaving off of sounds in words

Receptive Language

  • Difficulty understanding directions

  • Requires extra processing time

  • Difficulty with comprehension of sentences or paragraphs

  • Does not understand grade-level vocabulary or basic concepts

Expressive Language

  • Has difficulty putting thoughts into words

  • Speaks in short/incomplete sentences

  • Uses inaccurate grammar or leaves off word endings

  • Does not use grade-level vocabulary or concepts

Hearing

  • The child’s speech or language development is affected by a hearing impairment

Cognition

  • Difficulty with executive functions such as planning, problem solving, or organizing

  • Poor memory

Fluency

  • Stutters (repeats words or word parts, prolongs sounds, or experiences a “block”)

  • Speaks too quickly, or speaks at an uneven rate

  • Uses a lot of interjections (um, uh)

Pragmatics

  • Difficulty initiating, maintaining, or terminating a conversation

  • Difficulty interpreting social situations

  • Unable to accurately use or understand nonverbal cues

Writing

  • Difficulty producing written language (e.g., clarity, grammar, vocabulary, sequencing information)

Phonetic Awareness

  • Difficulty recognizing or identifying sounds in words (rhyming, segmenting/blending sounds)

Voice

  • Voice quality can be described as unusually hoarse, harsh, breathy, or hyper/hypo-nasal

  • Low voice modulation (e.g., too loud or soft)

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