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Speech-Language Programs

Crow Island Services for
Preschool through 4th grades

Preschool Speech-Language Program
Crow Island families with children ages 3, 4 or 5 years old not yet in Kindergarten who are concerned with their child’s speech and/or language skills may request a screening appointment through the District Office only. For further information about this program, please click here or go to our District’s web site, under the District Student Services Department and find the link to Preschool Speech-Language Program.

Speech-Language program for Kindergarten through 4th grades
Any child who presents a deficit in his or her speech-language skills that adversely impacts his or her education academically, socially, emotionally and/or functionally may qualify for therapy through the public schools. Input from your child’s educational team (i.e., parents, classroom teachers/associates, specials teachers, and/or other support staff) along with the observation/screening/assessment data from the speech-language pathologist will provide the information needed to determine eligibility for speech and language services. Listed below are some of the areas where speech therapy may be applied.

  1. Articulation – a student has difficulty producing multiple speech sounds, which is impacting their ability to be understood by their peers/ educators. Please note, however, that many articulation errors in the early grade levels could be developmentally appropriate for a child’s age (i.e., saying: “wabbit” for the word rabbit).
  2. Processing of auditory information – a student has difficulty attending to auditory information, recalling directions given verbally, comprehending a story read to him or her;
  3. Expressing knowledge – a student has difficulty defining words, retelling experiences and formulating a story in a logical sequential manner, retrieving known words; using correct grammatical structures;
  4. Vocabulary – a student has difficulty comprehending and retaining key classroom vocabulary, basic concepts (temporal, spatial, & quantitative), antonyms, synonyms, multiple meaning words;
  5. Social-Pragmatic Language - a student has difficulty engaging in age-appropriate reciprocal conversations with their peers (i.e., initiating, maintaining, and terminating conversations appropriately, reading peer/adult nonverbal body language appropriate for the students’ age, turn-taking, and topic maintenance);
  6. Problem-solving/ Reasoning of Language – a student has difficulty determining the main idea, cause-effect, answering how and why questions, answering inference questions, making predictions; understanding relationships between concepts;
  7. Other less frequent areas we offer support to our students are in the areas of stuttering and vocal quality.

In addition to helping students directly, we support them indirectly by consulting with teachers about strategies to use in the classroom. Also, as members of the support services team, we may gather information to further explore your child’s needs through RtI interventions or an IEP evaluation process.

All services are provided based on what is developmentally appropriate for your child’s age and during our regular school hours.

Servicing Pre-K-3rd grade:
Carole White, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech-Language Pathologist
Direct Line: (847) 501-4812

Servicing K-4th grade:
Rosemary Tuma, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Speech-Language Pathologist
Direct Line (847) 501-4794