Communication SkillsReading Time: 1 minute
The Speech and Language Department focuses on communication skills based on the student’s needs, developmental level, and future environments.
Support for academic content is provided through language acquisition and vocabulary development relating to core content and curricular topics. As language is necessary in all subjects, the support of a SLP can increase competency in expressive language, receptive learning, and overall content knowledge.
Functional areas of life are also a large focus of the Speech and Language Department. By working on skills useful for vocational settings, community participation, home life, and social groups, students are prepared for all current environments as well as the future.
Learning to communicate is the key to socialization. Each SLP considers the student’s social developmental level and creates goals and objectives to help the student reach the highest level of communication and, ultimately the highest level of independence possible.