I am so glad you took the opportunity to check out my page. I hope you will learn more about communication, what I do as a Speech/Language Pathologist, and ways to help your child improve his or her communication skills.
Good communication skills are the foundation for academic literacy and social success. Students who are effective communicators experience more success in school-particularly in reading, spelling, and writing. This student actively engages in class discussion, is eager to ask questions, and recognizes concepts for which he/she needs clarification. Communication skills that are learned and practiced in school are naturally carried over into other aspects of a student's daily life too--as good communicators also make good friends!
As a speech language pathologist (SLP), I help students develop and improve communication skills related to language, articulation, fluency, and voice. I work directly with students who meet California's Criteria for Special Education and have a current Individual Education Plan (IEP), students in the communication response to intervention (RTI) program and collaborate teachers and other educational staff.
Lake Elsinore School District provides speech and language services to students as young as 3 years old who exhibit speech and/or language delays. If you think your pre-school child is struggling, please contact Children and Family services at our District office for information or contact me for further information.
**Communication is the exchange of feelings, ideas, thoughts, and wants. It forms the basis for how a person learns about the world around them and interacts with family, friends, and co-workers. The majority of people develop communication skills that are used over a life time with little apparent thought or effort. However, for some people communication breaks down. Problems communicating related to hearing loss of difficulties with language, articulation, fluency, or voice is called a communication disorder. 14 million Americans have a communication disorder and one in 10 families are affected in the United States (ASHA, 2002).