The Speech and Language Department offers individual treatment and evaluation for AIM Academy students whose language weaknesses impact their success in school academically and socially. Speech-language therapy focuses on the development of speech, language (receptive and expressive) and cognitive-communication skills, especially as they relate to their academic and social performance. When addressed, the studentís academic performance can be substantially improved. This is accomplished through specific and targeted tasks that are tailored to the studentís needs.
Who can receive Speech-Language Therapy at AIM?
AIM Academy offers speech and language therapy both to the students enrolled in the school and to children in the surrounding community. Any child with a speech or language disorder from the ages of 5-18 can be considered for speech-language therapy at AIM. To begin services, the child must have an initial evaluation indicating his or her individual needs and stating the goals for intervention.
Speech-Language Therapy Services
Comprehensive Speech and Language Therapy Evaluation
An evaluation determines the basis for difficulties with understanding or using speech and language in school, at home or during recreational or social situations.
Speech and Language Therapy Treatment
Treatment focuses on all areas of oral language, focusing on articulation, fluency, receptive (understanding) skills and expressive (formulation) abilities, phonological awareness, reading comprehension and written language, with goals tailored to each student's specific speech and/or language needs.