Welcome to Speech-Language PathologywithMrs. NewcombRoseanne Newcomb, MS, CCC-SLP
Phone number: 610-497-6300 x6321
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgI am the speech-language pathologist at Parkside Elementary and Northley Middle School.Schedule:Parkside: Monday, Wednesday, ThursdayNorthley: 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 curriculumWeb Resources & Home PracticeArticulation:Fluency:Expressive/Receptive Language:Pragmatic/Social Language:Variety: