• Speech-Language Therapy
    Communication is invaluable.
    It is one of the most essential and powerful skills that a person can possess--
    allowing us independence, relationships, play, learning, and much more.
    << Visit our Speech-Language Pathologists' pages on the left:
    Tracie Houdeshell: Montana City, Collaborative Special Needs Preschool, Eastgate School, Clancy, Prickly Pear Elementary
    - Jari Wock: Whitehall, Cardwell, Basin, Boulder, JHS
    - Carolee Fry: Radley, EVMS, Canyon Creek, Wolf Creek
    Jennie Payne: Townsend, White Sulphur Springs
    The Speech-Language Pathologists with the Prickly Pear Cooperative are dedicated to helping each child and student develop and progress in communication skills--through addressing the following areas:
    - Speech (articulation-speech sounds, voice, fluency/stuttering)
    - Language (grammar, vocabulary, sentence use, expressing choices/needs, understanding language, etc)
    - Pragmatics (social interactive communication).
    We work with children who have specific speech-language difficulties, developmental delays, autism, hearing impairment, etc.
    We provide support to parents, caregivers, and schools to promote healthy early language learning, appropriate language development, and strategies for improved communication in the home & classroom setting.
    Here are several resources to provide information & home activities for different speech-language areas:
    - How Does Your Child Hear and Talk? Charts of developmental milestones from birth to 5 and tips for parents (http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/chart.htm)
    -  Communication Development: K - 5th Grade: What to expect from children in elementary school (http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/communicationdevelopment.htm)
    - When Should I Be Concerned about my Child? Learn some of the differences between a language delay and a language problem (http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/LateBlooming.htm
Last Modified on August 12, 2019