30 Common Street, Watertown MA 02472
Speech & Language
Our mission is to provide evaluations, treatment and consultative services to children identified with communication challenges. Our goal is to enable students to effectively communicate in an academic environment and to provide support to teachers, staff and families to ensure success.
Areas of Intervention:
The speech-language pathologist provides direct and/or consultative services for students having impairments in receptive and/or expressive language skills. These may include:
- Phonology/Articulation - the sound system of speech-language, and how these sounds are produced.
- Morphology - word forms, including the use of prefixes, suffixes, tenses, plurals, possessives, comparatives, and pronoun changes.
- Syntax - word order of sentence structure.
- Semantics - content and meaning of language.
- Pragmatics - appropriate use of language to a given situation.
- Social Skills- verbal as well as nonverbal behaviors involved in social interactions.
- Disorders of voice - hoarseness, harshness, inappropriate pitch, hypernasality, and hyponasality.
- Disfluency - disorders of fluency.
- Hearing impairments that affect the ability to understand and use spoken language.
Watertown speech-language pathologists incorporate a variety of service delivery models in the least restrictive educational environment, based upon the learning style of the child. These models may include a combination of the following:
Direct Services (individual, small group-outside of the classroom)
- Direct Services/Classroom Based (individual, small group-in the classroom)
- Collaboration/Co-Treatments with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Special Education Teachers
- Classroom/Parent Consultation
The Speech and Language Evaluation:
A speech and language evaluation may include the following:
- Health and Developmental History
- Family History
- School History
- Classroom Observations
Watertown Speech/Language Pathologists have Master Level graduate degrees in Communication Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology. They hold Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), are certified through Massachusetts Department of Education for Speech and Language Disabilities, and hold board certification through Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensing. Clinicians ensure provision of current treatment and methodologies, by attending outside conferences, participating in professional development, by subscribing to research journals and other professional organizations.
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