By Mickie Mason
Welcome to the Speech and Language Communication Classroom at Munson Primary. Our team includes two full time and one part time Speech and Language Pathologist and a Speech Language Assistant.
A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) must have a Master's degree, Kansas state license, and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development, and disorders.
The SLP’s primary goal is to help students reach their maximum communication potential. The SLP will evaluate students to identify any speech or language problems and determine the best treatment plan.
Common speech and language disorders include:
Articulation-difficulty saying speech sounds
Fluency-stuttering or interruptions in flow of speech
Voice-problems with pitch, volume or quality of voice
Receptive and expressive language-difficulty understanding and using language
Pragmatic Language-social communication
We provide speech and language services for three year old children through second grade. Each month we participate in child find screenings for the birth through five populations. Child Find Clinic is held at Munson Primary. We encourage all parents to have their preschool children screened at child find clinic. Call 777-0151 to schedule an appointment.