Early Childhood Speech-Language Pathologists
Jackson R-2 School District
***Speech-language pathologists are available to screen, diagnose and treat speech and language disorders for 3 - 5 year olds.***
FYI for parents and care-givers
- Speech includes articulation, voice and fluency.
Speech-articulation refers to the production of sounds or phonemes.
It includes the oral motor ability (jaw, lips, tongue) to produce sounds. Voice is the presence of resonance combined with oral articulation that allows sound to come out of the mouth. Fluency is smooth, spoken, effortless speech .
- Language is very complex and essential to daily function. A brief definition of language
includes the comprehending/expressing of vocabulary and basic concepts (semantics), the ability to form words, phrases, sentences, and connected speech (syntax/morphology), the ability to express messages/wants/needs and then respond appropriately to others (pragmatics).
***If you have a concern about a child's speech and/or language skills, please contact us.***