A speech disorder refers to a difficulty with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty in the receptive or expressive ability to understand or communicate ideas.
Speech-Language Pathologists are trained to identify, evaluate, and administer speech therapy for students with developmental delays and disorders.
- Therapy for voice, fluency, expressive and receptive language, and articulation
- Oral motor and feeding therapy
- Assessment, training, and programming for augmentative communication devices
- Social skills training
- Training of non-verbal communication, such as sign language, gesturing, and picture exchange communication