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Speech and Language Therapy

Metro Deaf School has two Speech/Language Pathologists who use American Sign Language as well as Spoken English, who serve our Pre-K through 12+ population. They help students develop their overall communication and language skills. They do this by focusing on strategies that will promote positive interactions with signing and non-signing individuals.

The Speech/ Language Pathologist evaluates, plans and provides speech and language services based on each student’s IEP. Goals for each student will vary and depend on the needs of each student and family. Students are seen in the Speech/Language Pathologists room or in the classroom.

The following are areas that may be worked on during speech/language sessions:

  • Expressive and receptive language (ASL and English)
    *Expressive language means being able to put thoughts into words and sentences in a way that makes sense. Receptive language means the ability to understand and comprehend language. Struggles in one or more of these areas impacts a student’s ability to communicate clearly. At MDS, language therapy is conducted in ASL or spoken English depending on the student. It focuses on improving students vocabulary, ability to answer/ask questions, follow directions, supporting in class comprehension, etc.
  • Literacy support
  • Speech reading (lipreading)
  • Articulation
  • Auditory training
  • Improving ASL/spoken English vocabulary
  • Swallowing

There is a range of various types of amplification that students at Metro Deaf School use such as cochlear implants, BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) and BTE/ITE hearing aid (Behind The Ear/In The Ear), to name a few.  Some students choose to not use any type of amplification. 

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