Speech & Language
Services at Wilson
Speech/language support services are available in all schools within the Wilson School District. Speech/language support is provided to students from kindergarten through high school.
Some Important Definitions
difficulties with the way sounds are formed and strung together, usually characterized by substituting one sound for another (wabbit for rabbit), omitting a sound (han for hand), and distorting a sound (ship for sip).
Characterized by a marked slowness in the development of language skills necessary for expressing and understanding thoughts and ideas.
An interruption in the flow or rhythm of speech characterized by hesitations, repetitions, or prolongations of nouns, syllables, words, or phrases.
Characterized by inappropriate pitch (too high, too low, never changing, or interrupted by breaks); quality (harsh, hoarse, breathy, or nasal); loudness; resonance; and duration.
Source: American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, 1997-2003.
Wilson School District Guidelines for Articulation
l, multiple sound errors
r (mid to end of grade2)
|3||8 years||single sound errors, r, th|
Speech & Language Links
Click on the links below for further information on
speech and language disorders.
- Speech and language games for students.
- Information on language development for parents.
- More helpful information about speech development and disorders.
- Research, discussion boards, and interactive kids games.