Everyone Deserves a Voice
Welcome to the Mechanicsburg Middle School Speech & Language Therapy Page!
Messages from Mrs. G:
Check out this talk for families and students who stutter! Sign up here!
Description: A panel of adults who stutter will share their stories and reflect specifically on valuing communication and connection during the current climate of social distancing and quarantine. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions about their experiences.
Check out links to the right of the screen for helpful tips on speech and language skills!
Hi students and families! I have missed seeing each one of your faces in therapy sessions. Even though we are not in the same building, I AM HERE FOR YOU! Reach out at any point with any questions. There are pages to the right of the screen for each area of speech & language. In the page you will find links and activities that will help you maintain your speech and language skills while at home.
What is a speech & language therapist?
Speech-language services are designed to optimize individuals' ability to communicate and swallow, thereby improving quality of life. SLPs develop and implement treatment to address the presenting symptoms or concerns of a communication or swallowing problem or related functional issue. Treatment establishes a new skill or ability or remediates or restores an impaired skill or ability. The ultimate goal of therapy is to improve an individual's functional outcomes.
See Full Scope of Practice at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Website
What do students work on in Speech & Language Therapy?
The goal of Speech and Language Therapy is to ensure that students have the skills and confidence to participate in all academic settings. A student in my speech room may be working on one or more of the following skills:
- Stuttering or Cluttering
Speech ProductionLanguage - Spoken and Written language
- Motor planning and execution
- Understanding Language (Receptive Language Skills)
- Using Language (Expressive Language Skills)
- Socially Using Language (Pragmatic Language Skills)
- Problem solving
- Executive functioning
Feeding and Swallowing
- Speech, language, communication, and listening skills impacted by hearing loss, deafness
- Auditory processing