Sage School Speech and Language department focuses on communication skills, alongside dyslexia.

Teacher engaging with student at deskTo determine eligibility and need, a student will go through a full speech-language evaluation by our qualified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Students are either recommended for a full Speech-Language evaluation by their classroom teacher at Sage, parent referral, or if they arrive at Sage with a diagnosis that requires therapy. Either way, we are equipped to serve our students while at Sage and thrilled to watch their skills grow.

Students will meet in small groups of 2-4, or individually if needed. Student testing will determine how often therapy is needed. Meeting in groups offers a more natural language conversation setting and is preferred when possible. Speech goals are shared with classroom teachers for follow-through within the classroom. Often, our SLP also participates in classroom instructions.

Common speech and language disorders that may be addressed during group speech:

Speech disorders

  • Articulation – the way we say our speech sounds
  • Phonology – the speech patterns we use
  • Apraxia – difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
  • Fluency – stuttering
  • Voice – problems with the way the voice sounds, such as hoarseness

Language disorders

  • Receptive Language – difficulty understanding language
  • Expressive Language – difficulty using language
  • Pragmatic Language – social communication, the way we speak to each other

Speech-Language therapy is provided at an additional cost and is billed monthly. Sage School’s Speech-Language Pathologists are licensed through the state of Georgia as well as the American Speech and Language and Hearing Association.

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