For more information contact our Speech & Language Development Team.

Janet Redeker
Speech & Language Pathologist
920-928-3136 Ext. 2616

Jaqueline Davis
Speech & Language Pathologist
920-324-3361 Ext. 2440

Brittany Panten
Speech & Language Pathologist
920-324-3361 Ext. 2413

Tiffany Bohnert
Speech & Language Pathologist
920-324-9322 Ext. 2936

Kelli Kaminski
Speech & Language Pathologist
920-324-9322 Ext. 2284

Jennifer Woolridge
Occupational Therapist
920-324-9322 Ext. 2239

Sheri Dewar
Occupational Therapist/Autistic Specialist
920-324-3361 Ext. 2428

Krista Sanchez
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
920-324-9322 Ext. 2424

Dawn Kraus
Physical Therapist


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What types of speech and language disorders affect school-age children?

Children may experience one or more of the following disorders:

  • Speech sound disorders - (difficulty pronouncing sounds)

  • Language disorders - (difficulty understanding what they hear as well as expressing themselves with words)

  • Cognitive-communication disorders - (difficulty with thinking skills including perception, memory, awareness, reasoning, judgment, intellect and imagination)

  • Stuttering (fluency) disorders - (interruption of the flow of speech that may include hesitations, repetitions, prolongations of sounds or words)

  • Voice disorders - (quality of voice that may include hoarseness, nasality, volume (too loud or soft)

Do speech-language disorders affect learning?

Speech and language skills are essential to academic success and learning. Language is the basis of communication. Reading, writing, gesturing, listening, and speaking are all forms of language. Learning takes place through the process of communication. The ability to communicate with peers and adults in the educational setting is essential for a student to succeed in school.

How may a speech-language disorder affect school performance?

Children with communication disorders frequently do not perform at grade level. They may struggle with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language, misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgment, and have difficulty with tests.

Difficulty in learning to listen, speak, read, or write can result from problems in language development. Problems can occur in the production, comprehension, and awareness of language sounds, syllables, words, sentences, and conversation. Individuals with reading and writing problems also may have trouble using language to communicate, think, and learn.