• Welcome to Speech- Language Therapy with

    Mrs. Pittaro

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    I provide Speech and Language services to students in grades 4-6 at Wood-Ridge Intermediate School and grades 7-12 at Wood-Ridge Jr./Sr. High School. Sessions can be performed in individual and small-group pull-out settings, as well as pushing into the classroom. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with articulation, expressive and receptive language, voice, fluency, and feeding/swallowing disorders.

     

    The Role of the School-Based SLP include:

    Identification and monitoring of students at risk for communication disorders

    Conduction of comprehensive assessments

    Development and implementation of IEPs

    Case management of students with 'Eligible for Speech and Language Services' classification

    Collaboration with families, students, classroom teachers, and other school professionals

     

     

     Areas Addressed by School SLP's include:

    Articulation and Phonology disorders (eg: substituting, omitting, or distorting sounds in words)

    Fluency/Stuttering disorders                  

    Receptive Language disorders (understanding language)

    Expressive Language disorders (using language)    

    Voice disorders (eg: monotonous pitch, harsh or nasal quality),

    Pragmatic Language (eg: social interactions)                

    Non-Verbal Communication (eg: AAC devices)        

    Feeding/Swallowing Disorders in the School Setting