Welcome to Speech-Language Pathology
    Mrs. Newcomb
    Roseanne Newcomb, MS, CCC-SLP
    Phone number: 610-497-6300 x6321
    Email Address: rnewcomb@pdsd.org
    I am the speech-language pathologist at Parkside Elementary and Northley Middle School.
    Parkside: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    Northley: Tuesday, Friday


    A little about speech and language…

    Speech: How one produces their speech sounds. There is a WIDE range of normal development.  

    Articulation: One or two sounds are not produced correctly.

    Phonological: Students are not acquiring the rules (blends: sl/gr) or morphological markers (-ed, -s, -es, -ing).

    Motoric: The message is not getting from the brain to the articulators (lips, teeth, tongue) and errors can make speech very difficult for communication partners to understand


    Language: Sending and receiving a message to intended communication partner(s).

    Receptive Language: Understanding spoken language such as following directions, listening comprehension, and understanding vocabulary.

    Expressive Language: Using spoken language such as putting together coherent thoughts, proper spoken grammar, and proper use of vocabulary.

    Pragmatics: Understanding and proper use of social language such as conversation skills, non-verbal communication, perspective taking, and problem solving.

    Voice: This is how the student’s voice sounds. It can be to nasal, not nasal at all, raspy, to quiet or too loud.

    Fluency: This is the smoothness of how a students speaks and may vary from situation to situation (home is better than school/school could be better than home).


    Disorder vs. Delay

    A disorder is when an error is not typical or persist beyond the age expectation.

    A delay is when the errors just take a little more time to be mastered.

    When does the speech and language pathologist intervene?

    1) If it is determined there is a speech or language disorder that will not resolve independently

    2) If the disorder is interfering with the student's ability to access the curriculum

    3) If it is determined that speech/language therapy will improve the student's ability to access the curriculum

     Web Resources & Home Practice
     Expressive/Receptive Language:
     Pragmatic/Social Language: