is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life."
Morrison Speech Therapy Program
Speech-language therapy is offered to students who display significant impairments in the following categories: articulation, language, voice and fluency.
Articulation An articulation disorder exists when a child consistently does not produce speech sounds correctly. These speech sound errors may include omissions, distortions, additions, and substitutions of speech sounds.
Language A language disorder exitsts if a child's expressive or receptive language is significantly different than typically-developing peers. Language disorders affect the following areas of language: syntax, morphology, semantics, and pragmatics.
Voice Voice disorders occur when a child's voice is not appropriate for age or gender. The child's vocal quality or pitch may be affected resulting in a hoarse, breathy, or high-pitched voice. School-age children often have voice disorders because of vocal abuse, such as frequent yelling.
Fluency Fluency disorders exist
when a child's speech does not flow smoothly. Repetitions of sounds,
syllables, and words; prolongations of sounds; and blocks may occur.
The speech-language pathologist at Morrison also conducts hearing screenings.
shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about."
Benjamin Lee Whorf