• Speech Department
    Providing Intervention Services for Every Child, Pre-School through High School
     
    Our Goal

    The Communication Department at Lake Drive School has three central purposes:
    • To guide each child to develop effective communication skills.
    • To support the development of English language learning as the central tool for the development of literacy.
    • To provide direct intervention in order to build the foundation for academic achievement.

    Our Program

    Speech, language and listening intervention provided regularly for every student.
    • Individual or small group instruction based on each student's IEP.

    Planned Intervention

    • Development of residual hearing
    • Receptive and expressive language development
    • Facilitate phonological/phonemic awareness and development
    • Oral-motor development
    • Development of oral speech production
    • Development of cognitive/linguistic processes

    Social Language Skills

    Communication Skills lessons addressing:
    • Self expression
    • Interpersonal relationships
    • Conflict resolution

    Our Staff

    • Highly trained, licensed and clinically certified speech/language specialists
      • Specialized training in hearing loss
        • Listening and Spoken Language
        • Total Communication
    • We have one full time and one part time certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS) on staff
    • We have two full time staff members with First Years Certification of Completion in Listening and Spoken Language
    • We have two full time staff members trained in Orton-Gillingham Instruction
    • Training in Auditory Verbal therapy strategies and techniques
    • Training in PROMPT technique
    • Training in Cued Speech
    • Skilled in Apraxia Intervention

    Collaborative Intervention Model

    • Classroom teachers
    • Physical therapists
    • Mental health staff
    • Occupational therapists
    • Parents
    • Social workers
    • Administration