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What do speech-language pathologist do?



A school based speech-language pathologist is trained to work with children in the following areas:
  • Articulation disorder- the student may have difficulty producing particular speech sounds.
  • Auditory processing disorder- the student with auditory processing difficulties may be easily distracted and have difficulty staying on task and/or following oral directions. He/she may be successful in a one-to-one setting but have great difficulty performing well in a group. These children may also have difficulty acquiring reading and spelling skills.
  • Fluency disorder- the student may have difficulty with the rate or rhythm of speech. He/She may repeat words, phrases, parts of words or sounds in words or may seem to "get stuck" on words or sounds.
  • Language disorder- the student may demonstrate difficulty understanding oral instructions and/or struggle with verbal or written expression.
  • Pragmatic language disorder- Pragmatic language is frequently referred to as social language. It includes the ability to understand the "unwritten rules" of conversation and the ability to "read" other's nonverbal signals.
  • Voice disorder- the student may demonstrate a voice difference including hoarseness, nasality, hypo-nasality, pitch, or intensity that is inappropriate for his/her age. Voice therapy cannot be recommended without a medical referral to rule out an organic cause of the disorder





Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent
District Office
247 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867

Phone: (607) 564-9955
Fax: (607) 564-0055

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