Speech & Language

The Hillside School employs a full-time Speech/Language Pathologist (SP/L) who teaches receptive and expressive language skills including:

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

Students receive a minimum of one small group lesson each week. The SP/L collaborates regularly with teachers and parents to assist students in transferring learned skills throughout the curriculum. S/he administers standardized speech and language assessments to determine areas of need and to assess growth.

A Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate SP/L assesses and provides services for students with demonstrated articulation needs.