Speech and Language Support follows a medical model, similar to Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. One therapy session is typically 30 minutes in length. Each session is a combination of individual and small group instruction. Techniques and strategies are taught and practiced during a therapy session. Sessions missed due to absences, school related activities (i.e. field trips, assemblies, testing, speech screenings /evaluations, choral /band concerts, etc.) or schedule conflicts (i.e. snow days, delay schedules, etc.) may not be able to be made up. Therefore, it is important to make every effort to have your child present on his/her designated speech therapy day.
Your child will have a speech folder. In the folder you will find a copy of your child’s speech language goals. From time to time practice activities will be placed within the folder for home practice. It is recommended that when your child has practice activities that he/she practices a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes five out of seven nights. These papers need to stay in the folder so that I can see their progress with home practice skills. It also provides an opportunity for me to see if you have any questions or concerns about what your child is working on.
If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year please feel free to contact me by writing a note, a telephone call or e-mail. I look forward to working with your child and you.
Mrs. Rising, MS CCC/L SLP
Phone: 724-254-4312 ext. 5154