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Speech & Language 
Services at Wilson

Speech/language support services are available in all schools within the Wilson School District.  Speech/language support is provided to students from  kindergarten through high school. 

 


Some Important Definitions


Articulation Disorder-
difficulties with the way sounds are formed and strung together, usually characterized by substituting one sound for another (wabbit for rabbit), omitting a sound (han for hand), and distorting a sound (ship for sip).

Delayed Language-
Characterized by a marked slowness in the development of language skills necessary for expressing and understanding thoughts and ideas. 

Fluency Disorder-
An interruption in the flow or rhythm of speech characterized by hesitations, repetitions, or prolongations of nouns, syllables, words, or phrases. 

Voice Disorder-
Characterized by inappropriate pitch (too high, too low, never changing, or interrupted by breaks); quality (harsh, hoarse, breathy, or nasal); loudness; resonance; and duration. 

Source: American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, 1997-2003. 

Wilson School District  Guidelines for Articulation

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Grade

Age
Non-developmental
errors
Kindergarten
5-6 years
unintelligible speech
k,g,f,y
1
6-7 years
l, multiple sound errors
2
7-8 years
s,z,ch,sh,j,v,
r (mid to end of grade2)
38 yearssingle sound errors, r, th

Speech & Language Linkssqare

Click on the links below for further information on 
speech and language disorders.

http://www.quia.com/pages/speechersclass.html

  • Speech and language games for students.
  • Information on language development for parents.
  • More helpful information about speech development and disorders.
  • Research, discussion boards, and interactive kids games.     
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Last Modified on June 18, 2012
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