The Speech Room

The following pages contain a variety of posts and links about your child's speech, language and hearing development.  We hope you find helpful information on these pages about speech, language, and hearing disorders.   Mrs. Howland and Mrs. Bradshaw  enjoy serving the students and staff of Pikeland CUSD #10 and helping those with communication challenges and needs.

What types of speech and language disorders affect school-age children?

Children may experience one or more of the following disorders:

  • Speech sound disorders - (difficulty pronouncing sounds)
  • Language disorders - (difficulty understanding what they hear as well as expressing themselves with words)
  • Cognitive-communication disorders - (difficulty with thinking skills including perception, memory, awareness, reasoning, judgment, intellect and imagination)
  • Stuttering (fluency) disorders - (interruption of the flow of speech that may include hesitations, repetitions, prolongations of sounds or words)
  • Voice disorders - (quality of voice that may include hoarseness, nasality, volume (too loud or soft)







    Support Mrs. Bradshaw's speech program with your purchases each month at Market Day!   Order on-line or ask your child's classroom teacher  for a flyer.  All the teachers in C-pod of PCS benefit from this wonderful food service program.  Try some delicious food items this month!  Go to , Set up an account,

Enter Our school code: 29144

and browse the many quality food and household items for purchase.  Orders are delivered to school for pick up after school hours once each month. 
For more specific information, contact me or our chairperson, Mrs. Lowe

Do speech-language disorders affect learning?

Speech and language skills are essential to academic success and learning. Language is the basis of communication. Reading, writing, gesturing, listening, and speaking are all forms of language. Learning takes place through the process of communication. The ability to communicate with peers and adults in the educational setting is essential for a student to succeed in school.



How may a speech-language disorder affect school performance?

Children with communication disorders frequently do not perform at grade level. They may struggle with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language, misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgment, and have difficulty with tests.

Difficulty in learning to listen, speak, read, or write can result from problems in language development. Problems can occur in the production, comprehension, and awareness of language sounds, syllables, words, sentences, and conversation. Individuals with reading and writing problems also may have trouble using language to communicate, think, and learn.

How do parents and school personnel work together to insure that children get the speech-language support they need?

Parents and teachers should refer any student who shows signs of a speech-language disorder or delay to the school-based child study team. Screening, assessment, and treatment of communication problems may involve cooperative efforts with:

  • parents
  • speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
  • audiologists
  • psychologists
  • social workers
  • classroom teachers
  • special education teachers
  • guidance counselors
  • physicians
  • dentists
  • nurses
Want to know more about speech therapy?  Need to understand your child's speech disorder?  Interested in a career in speech pathology?   Do you think your child has a speech, language, or hearing impairment?  
Follow this link for more information.
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