Speech Language Therapy
Stevenson High School Speech Language Pathologists:
Areas of Speech-Language Therapy:
- Katie Bennett, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Nancy Eberhardt, M.A., CCC-SLP
- Candice Fleischmann, M.S., CCC-SLP
- Rosann Masters, MA, CCC-SLP
: An articulation disorder is the inability to produce sounds correctly. The student may have difficulty sequencing sounds, substituting one sound for another, or distorting sound production.
: Language may be divided into two parts: expressive and receptive. A student with a language disorder may demonstrate impairment, delay, and/or deviant development of comprehension and/or the use of spoken language.
: Stuttering is the interruption in the flow of speech characterized by hesitations, prolongations, and/or repetitions of sounds, syllables, words, or phrases. Tension seen in the lips, jaw, and neck may be present. All speakers have periods of dysfluencies; however, severe disruption in speech fluency is cause for possible intervention.
- An excellent source of information on stuttering can be found on the homepage for the Stuttering Foundation of America including links on "How to React to People Who Stutter," "Tips for Teachers," and "Famous People Who Stutter."
: A voice disorder is any deviation in pitch, intensity, quality, or other attribute, which consistently interferes with communication; draws unfavorable attention, adversely affects the speaker or listener, or is inappropriate to the age or sex of the individual. The most common voice disorders are due to vocal misuse and abuse, which frequently causes vocal nodules (a medically diagnosed condition).
: Disorders of pragmatic language, or social skills, may involve difficulty using language for different purposes, changing language depending on the listener or situation, and/or following conversational rules or storytelling.
Fore more information on Communication Disorders, visit these websites: