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Speech Language Pathologist

 

​At Pumicestone SS we have a Speech Language Pathologist, Ms Dimity Darr who works here 3 days a fortnight.

What do speech-language pathologists do?

  • Work with teaching staff to optimise explicit teaching of learning activities to build the communication skills of all students
  • Identify students with difficulties in communication. Communication can encompass any of the following
    • Speech (how sounds are produced)
    • Language (making sense of and using words/sentences/paragraphs to communicate with others)
    • Phonological awareness (knowledge of sounds in words, important for learning to read)
    • Reading and writing (where there is a basis in phonological awareness),
    • Fluency (speaking with good rhythm and flow)
  •       Support communication development of students with identified needs.