As part of our commitment to a customized learning environment for each child’s learning style, The Hillside School employs a full-time Speech/Language Pathologist. Our students who need assistance receive a minimum of one small group lesson each week with our Speech/Language Pathologist. Classroom teachers incorporate practice of language skills learned in these sessions.

The purpose of this program is to help students develop speech and language skills through:

  • Vocabulary and Verbal Expression
  • Word Usage and Grammar
  • Memory and Processing
  • Concepts (of size, quantity, direction, location, inclusion/exclusion, time, sequence, comparative, past tense, passive voice, etc.)
  • Pragmatics and Reasoning
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Articulation and Verbal Fluency

Students are given assessments to determine their need for specialty lessons in speech and language. Parents are informed regularly about their child’s individual progress and provided with details about the areas of work and activities done during their lessons.

Click here to learn more about our Speech and Language Pathologist.




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