Speech and Language Overview

The Speech and Language Program at Park Century School helps students develop a strong language foundation, which is mandatory to successfully access school curriculum and experience positive social relationships.  Some of the services provided address (but are not limited to):

  • Auditory processing
  • Auditory memory and recall
  • Following oral/written directions
  • Language processing
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Written expression
  • Higher order language competence
    • Inferences
    • Figurative Language
    • Humor
    • Reasoning
  • Social Pragmatics and Social Thinking ®
  • Executive functioning
  • Articulation
  • Fluency

The following examples are possible indicators of a speech and/or language impairment:

  • Difficulty retrieving and recalling information
  • Difficulty understanding spoken and written language
  • Difficulty with expressive language during confrontational language tasks
  • Misinterpreting and/or missing nuances and inferences
  • Arduous problem solving
  • Word finding difficulties
  • Limited verbal vocabulary and expression
  • Concrete interpretation of multi-meaning words and figurative language
  • Poor abstract reasoning skills
  • Limited and imprecise written language
  • Understanding spoken information
  • Phonological processing
  • Unintelligible speech production (articulation)
  • Dysfluent speech patterns

In addition to providing speech and language intervention to the students at Park Century School, each therapist maintains state licensure by pursuing various continuing education workshops and/or conferences to remain current and informed in the field of speech and language pathology.