Hello! I am so excited to be starting my 5th 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:
Difficulties producing sounds to the point that listeners struggle to understand what is being said.
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.
Stacey Giardini M.S. CCC-SLP
NYS Licensed, ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist
phone: (716) 375-6600 ext 4190