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
- 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.