The speech & language philosophy of Stratford Friends is unique in its approach and supported by research studies that suggest more progress is made in speech and language when it is integrated across settings. Our Speech and Language Pathologists engage in evidence-based practice of working with students utilizing not only a pull-out therapy model but also a collaborative model by frequently “pushing into” students’ classrooms. This integrative approach allows our therapists to help students navigate, explore, and use language skills within practical academic and social settings.
Students’ educational testing is used to determine if students qualify for individual or small group therapy that targets articulation, fluency (stuttering) or language goals.
Students also receive help with social communication skills using a variety of pragmatic social communication approaches including Social Thinking. Students who know how to effectively communicate socially become more functional across more settings, helping them to improve and increase social participation, social relationships, and academic achievement.