• Welcome to Speech/LanguageTherapy
     (Elementary & Middle-High School) 
    Speech Room  
    Hello! I am so excited to be starting my 6th year at Allegany-Limestone. 
    What is Speech-Language Therapy?
    Speech-language therapy provides students with strategies and instructional support they
    need to improve their understanding and production of speech and language in academic and social settings.
    Speech-Langauge therapy services may be provided in accordance with a child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or
    through our Related Service/Speech Improvement program.
    The following areas may be addressed with your child:
    Articulation Disorders: 
    Difficulties producing sounds to the point that listeners struggle to understand what is being said.
    Fluency Disorders: 
    Problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal
    stoppages, partial word repeitions, or prolonged sounds and syllables.
    Resonance or Voice Disorders:
    Problems with the pitch, volume or quality of the voice. 
    Receptive Language Disorders:
    Difficulites understanding or processing language.
    Cognitive Communication Disorders: 
    Difficulty with communication skills that involve memory,
    attention, perception, organization, regulation and problem solving.
    Expressive Language Disorders: 
    Difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or
    inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
    Augmentative and Alternate Communication (AAC): 
    All forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used
    to express needs, wants, thoughts and ideas. 
    Contact Information:
    Stacey Giardini M.S. CCC-SLP
    NYS Licensed, ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist
    email: sgiardini@alcsny.org
    phone: (716) 375-6600 ext 4190