Speech and Language Services

Speech and Language Services

Believe it or not Speech and Language developement starts even before a child is born and continues into adulthood. Speech and Language is a broad term for many aspects of communication. It includes but is not limited to the following: listening comprehension, auditory discrimination, articulation, vocabulary, grammar, social language, fluency, voice, augmentative communication, and study skills.

Mrs. Edmiston, Speech and Language & Preschool Coordinator


Parents often ask, "Is there anything I can do to help my child at home?"

I have plenty of hand outs in my classroom, but there are many helpful websites. Please see my list of Web Links or visit me in my room for books, practice pages, and to answer questions.

Books I can loan:

I have many books I can loan out to parents, some of which have been generously provided by the East Kingston PTO. Listed below are resources in my room:

    1. The Source for Early Literacy Development by Linda Crowe and Sara Richmuth.
    2. The Source for Executive Function Disorders by Susanne Phillips Keeley
    3. The Source for Learning Disabilities by Paula Currie and Elizabeth Wadlington
    4. The Source for Learning and Memory Strategies by Regina Richards.
    5. The Source for Processing Disorders by Gail Richard
    6. The Source for Syndromes by Gail Richards and Debra Reichert Hoge
    7. Take Home Phonological Awareness by Carolyn Robertson and Wanda Salter
    8. The New Language of Toys by Sue Schwarts
    9. Talk! Talk! Talk! By Nicloe Muir, Kathryn Gerylo, Monica Gomft, Theresa Burke, Pat Lumsden, and Sandra McCaig
    10. It Takes Two to Talk by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman
    11. A Parent’s Guide to ADHD by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. and Michael Goldstein, M.D.
    12. Seven Steps to Homework Success by Sydney Zentall, Ph. D. and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
    13. A Parent Guide to Verbal Dyspraxia by Judy Michels Jelm
    14. What is Auditory Processing by Susan Bell

Classroom Work:

Students need to see how to make a specific sound. We can use picture cards, mirrors, tape recordings, toys, books, poem, and songs.

Children enjoy learning sign language. Here two boys are learning how to make the sign.