Speech & Language

Philosophy of the Speech and Language Department in the Franklin Lakes School District


“…a career in speech-language pathology challenges you to use your intellect (the talents of your mind) in combination with your humanity (the gifts in your heart) to do meaningful work that feeds your soul… I am proud to be a member of what I consider to be the best profession on earth.”  

- Megan Hodge


The Speech Department of Franklin Lakes Public Schools is dedicated to providing a structured and positive environment to facilitate each child’s ability to communicate to his or her optimal level. Communication is essential for all students to achieve academic and personal success.  We believe in a multi-sensory approach to build confidence, social interaction, and independence.


Our services include direct instruction, small group instruction, integrated instruction in the classroom, and consultation with classroom teachers.  We work collaboratively with the classroom and special education teachers to help children generalize skills across different settings. Every student who receives speech services follows a program of annual goals and individualized benchmarks for measuring progress. These are derived from his or her own Individualized Education Plan (IEP). 

 Office Hours

 First Monday of the Month

7:30-8:00 am

 Last Thursday of the Month

3:00-3:30 pm

Please Note:

***Office hours are by appointment via email only***

***Please contact via email (clangella@franklinlakes.k12.nj.us) by 2PM the day before to schedule an appointment****