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Jennifer Ruffino, Speech Therapist

Hello and welcome to Speech.  

Speech is a related service that is mandated on a child's IEP. There are 2 types of speech services:

1. Speech Therapy - focuses on articulation and how words are pronounced. This may also include voice production and stuttering. 

2. Language Therapy - focuses on the ability to use and understand language. It includes listening skills, verbal directions, vocabulary and social communication.

Speech is a pull-out service that helps to support the child in the classroom. Speech therapy also includes written language and reading comprehension. Speech is given in small groups.

You can email me or call the school if you have any questions about Speech and Language services.