Speech and language skills are intertwined with every aspect of student lives. Receptive language skills are needed to understand conversations with friends, directions and lessons in the classroom, as well as what is read. Expressive language skills are required to participate in conversations with friends and about classroom content as well as writing tasks. Pragmatic language skills are important in understanding the social aspect of communication. Speech skills are used to produce correct sounds and speak fluently.
The Speech and Language Pathologist's roles and responsibilities in the middle school include:
|What are speech and language skills?|
|Reading, Spelling & Writing|
|Language and the Classroom|
|Speech & Language Games|