Welcome to TBS Speech/Language Services
**Hello and welcome to times of change. Please use the activities sent home or the websites and apps to continue to develop your speech/language skills. We will continue to be in contact through phone, email and video sources! We miss you!
What is Speech and Language?
Speech is the actual physical aspects of communicating a message. There are three aspects of speech.
1) Articulation: The production of single sounds in all positions of words.
2) Fluency: This refers to how smoothly sounds, phrases and sentences flow
3) Voice: the quality of sound production involving the volume and pitch
appropriate for a child’s age and gender.
Language refers to an organized set of symbols or a code used to communicate. There are three components involved in language, which determine ‘what we say’, ‘how we say it’ and ‘why we say it.’
1) Content: (what we say) This refers to the meaning that the child expresses or
2) Form: (how we say it) The understanding and use of grammatical structures
including plural and verb forms.
3) Use: (why we say it) The reason or purpose for communicating. This is how
a child understands and uses verbal and non-verbal language in a variety of
situations. This includes the social use of language including initiating conversation, turn-taking during conversation, using greetings and salutations,
asking and answering questions appropriately and understanding and expressing feelings and emotions.
Who addresses speech/language concerns in our schools?
Certified speech/language specialists along with teachers, learning consultants, social workers and psychologists identify individuals with speech and/or language difficulties within our schools. The speech/language specialist also provides intervention to students eligible for services and acts as a consultant to teachers, parents and paraprofessionals.For additional speech/language information please refer to the following sites:
Interactive/Fun Speech/Language Websites
Mrs. Courtney D'Onofrio M.S., CCC, SLP and Mrs. Erica Winebrenner M.S. SLP