We are pleased to be able to offer you Speech and Language screenings right here at school at a minimal charge to you. Speech and Language development encompasses such a vast array of milestones, even before a child learns to utter his or her first words. Our children have been learning language from the moment they entered this world, and even before. Some of the areas that can be addressed through speech therapy are:
Language: Language is both receptive and expressive.
Receptive language: refers to what a child understands. Some examples are being able to identify objects or pictures by pointing and following simple and complex commands. For infants, this can be something as simple as following a moving object.
Expressive Language: Refers to how a baby or child is able to express themselves. An example at the toddler or preschool age is what your child is able to say
Speech: Speech is the quality of what your child is able to say.
Articulation (or pronunciation) falls into this category
Feeding: For most babies and children, eating is fun and easy. For some children it is not. A speech-language pathologist can help from infancy if your child is having difficulty bottle/breast feeding, transitioning to puree’ or table foods, chokes or gags at mealtime, or is showing signs that mealtimes are difficult for many reasons.
If you would like for your child to participate in these screenings, please fill out this form and return to your child’s teacher. There will be an administrative fee of $10.00 required for this service. If your child enrolls in speech therapy services with this provider, that fee will be credited towards your first session. Please indicate specific concerns in the space provided.
I look forward to meeting your children and helping in any way that I can.
Melissa Centofanti, M.S., CCC-SLP