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    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


    Articulation Disorder-
    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).

    Delayed Language-
    Characterized by a marked slowness in the development of language skills necessary for expressing and understanding thoughts and ideas. 

    Fluency Disorder-
    An interruption in the flow or rhythm of speech characterized by hesitations, repetitions, or prolongations of nouns, syllables, words, or phrases. 

    Voice Disorder-
    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

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    Grade

    Age
    Non-developmental
    errors
    Kindergarten
    5-6 years
    unintelligible speech
    k,g,f,y
    1
    6-7 years
    l, multiple sound errors
    2
    7-8 years
    s,z,ch,sh,j,v,
    r (mid to end of grade2)
    38 yearssingle sound errors, r, th

    Speech & Language Linkssqare

    Click on the links below for further information on 
    speech and language disorders.

    http://www.quia.com/pages/speechersclass.html

    • 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.     
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Last Modified on June 18, 2012