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Speech & Language Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy

The speech and language pathology department uses age-appropriate assessments and clinical observation to determine level of development and pinpoint areas of improvement. Therapy addresses functioning, cognition, language and communication in terms of how they may affect safety, independence, academic, social and vocational success. Treatment of these language deficiencies may be delivered independently or embedded in a range of contexts including the milieu, pre-vocation settings or classrooms. The capacities of the speech and language department, while varied, focus on important language skills needed for daily communication.

The PROJECTS program within the speech and language department focuses on continued development of skills. Planning skills, organization, use of information and feedback, initiation and follow through, reasoning skills, problem solving and social skills are targeted in the PROJECTS program. The children and adolescents are involved in mutually beneficial group projects for the campus and community, while gaining greater levels of independence.