Speech/Language Support

  • Michelina McAnulty, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Present at Paxtonia Elementary School day 2 (8:30-11:30)                                                   day 4 (8:30-4:05)                            Contact me: mmcanulty@cdschools.org

    Students who demonstrate a need in articulation, fluency, language and auditory processing, and voice receive speech/language support.  Students are scheduled for individual and/or small group sessions according to age as well as type and severity of the disorder.

    Practical Communication Strategies
         Learn about your child's communication
                    How does your child communicate: cries, smiles, moves, reaches, looks, points, gestures, words, sentences
                    Why my child communicates: express need, protest, seek attention, request, greet, comment, question

         Let your child lead                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Observe when things go wrong
                     Keep the interactions going
                     Take turns- match your turns with your child"s turns (pace, length, interest)
                     Cue your child to take a turn (facial expression, body language, visual helper, hand-over-hand, ask a question)

          Ask questions to keep the interactions going
                     Choice questions
                      Yes-No questions
                      WH questions

          Add Language to the Interaction 
                           Add language all day long
                           Add language to build your child"s understanding of the world
                           Add language to help your child express himself
                           Use a variety of words
                           Expand the child"s message
                           Highlight your language by SAYING less, STRESS, go SLOW

Last Modified on September 24, 2018