Language is the foundation for learning within all academic subjects. A speech therapist helps students maximize their communication skills to support learning. Our online speech therapists cater to students in many areas including articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, pragmatics, fluency, and literacy. Our online therapists do the same job as onsite therapists: they administer assessments and write evaluations. They also design goals and objectives, create reports on student progress and communicate with parents and staff.
Our therapists will provide intervention services for the following speech and language difficulties:
1. RECEPTIVE AND EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DELAY
Receptive language means the ability to understand information. It involves understanding the words, sentences, and meaning of what others say or what is read.
Expressive language means being able to put thoughts into words and sentences, in a way that makes sense and is grammatically accurate.
2. ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGICAL ERRORS
Articulation is when the student has trouble physically producing a sound(s).
When the student produces set patterns of sound errors. By age five, most of a child's speech should be understood.
Students may get stuck on certain words or sounds and this may make them feel tense or uncomfortable. They might change words to avoid stuttering.
4. PRAGMATICS AND LITERACY
Pragmatics refers to the social language skills we use in our daily interactions with others. They include what we say, how we say it, our body language and whether it is appropriate to the given situation. Pragmatic skills are vital for communicating our personal thoughts, ideas and feelings.
Literacy refers to reading, writing, and reading comprehension skill. Reading and reading comprehension skills are reliant on a solid oral language base.