Speech Department

Providing Intervention Services for Every Child, Pre-School through High School

Our Goal

The Communication Department at Lake Drive School has three central purposes:

  • To guide each child to develop effective communication skills.
  • To support the development of English language learning as the central tool for the development of literacy.
  • To provide direct intervention in order to build the foundation for academic achievement.

Our Program

Speech, language and listening intervention provided regularly for every student.

  • Inpidual or small group instruction based on each student's IEP.

Planned Intervention

  • Development of residual hearing
  • Receptive and expressive language development
  • Facilitate phonological/phonemic awareness and development
  • Oral-motor development
  • Development of oral speech production
  • Development of cognitive/linguistic processes

Social Language Skills

Communication Skills lessons addressing:

  • Self expression
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Conflict resolution

Our Staff

  • Highly trained, licensed and clinically certified speech/language specialists
    • Specialized training in hearing loss
      • Listening and Spoken Language
      • Total Communication
  • We have one full time and one part time certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS) on staff
  • We have two full time staff members with First Years Certification of Completion in Listening and Spoken Language
  • We have two full time staff members trained in Orton-Gillingham Instruction
  • Training in Auditory Verbal therapy strategies and techniques
  • Training in PROMPT technique
  • Training in Cued Speech
  • Skilled in Apraxia Intervention

Collaborative Intervention Model

  • Classroom teachers
  • Physical therapists
  • Mental health staff
  • Occupational therapists
  • Parents
  • Social workers
  • Administration
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