The Speech and Language Department exists to work with children who require support for language development. This section of the district website has been developed for parents and students to use to help reinforce positive speech and language habits at home. In addition, it should be used by parents and/or caregivers as a resource to enhance their understanding of typical speech and language development.
Parents and students can use these resources to play games and work on sounds that are being targeted during speech sessions in school.
There are many components of language. The following is a brief description of some of the aspects of language.
If your child has difficulty with semantics then they need to work on the following:
Vocabulary (nouns, verbs, prepositions, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs)
If your child has difficulty with syntax then they need to work on the following:
Word, phrase, sentences (imitation, production, comprehension)
Comprehending and producing complete sentences
Increasing sentence length
If your child has difficulty with morphology then they need to work on the following:
Parts of speech (nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs etc.)
Regular and irregular plurals
Regular and irregular verbs
Verb tense and subject-verb agreement
If your child has difficulty with articulation then they need to work on producing a particular sound and/or phonological process.
For more information about articulation, click here.
If your child difficulty producing fluent speech then they may exhibit one or more of the following:
Repetition of sounds or words
Secondary characteristics (eye blinking, tightened jaw or mouth, etc.)
For more information about fluency, click here.
Voice includes the following: