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Harvard Park Elementary School

2501 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
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Communication is more than just speech. We communicate with our body language, facial expressions, gestures, and tone of voice. In speech and language therapy we use words, pictures, gestures, and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) to communicate with one another. I encourage choices, as this is a fun and important way to communicate.

PrAACtical AAC

Resources Sep 26 This is a parent friendly blog to help navigate the world of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). 

Speech Language Practice Games

Resources Sep 24 This website is full of games that target specific areas of language. You can practice yours child's goals at home with fun online games! 

downloadSpeech/Language Eligibility Requirements

Info Sep 24 Attached are the eligibility requirements a student must meet in order to receive Speech/Language services in the Springfield Public Schools

downloadClassroom Management Plan

Info Sep 24 This is the classroom management plan for my speech room. Students learned the expectations during the first week of speech. Our social goal in the speech room is to be a good listener. We start ea

What is Speech Language Pathology

Info Sep 24 Speech-Language therapy consists of a variety of services, including: Articulation- speech sound production,  Language-comprehension, vocabulary, processing, sequencing, organ

PBS Child Development

Resources Sep 24 This site provides information about children's development and includes communication milestones. 

Speech and Language Development

Resources Sep 21 This site provides parents with an abundance of information for working with their child. It also offers free materials/activities.

Mommy Speech Therapy

Resources Sep 21 This particular website is set up as a blog for parents with children with speech/language impairments. It offers very useful information and resources! This resource is full of great ideas for hom

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