Speech and Language Therapy services at New Horizon Center are designed to enhance the student’s communication abilities to allow a student to fully access the school curriculum. Services include speech and language therapy and augmentative and alternative communication for students to communicate within school. These settings include literacy activities, circle time, language arts, and community outings. Education and training with the classroom staff and to the student’s family are also provided to further support a student’s communication across environments.
Programs in the school developed by Speech Therapy in collaboration with other disciplines include:
Augmentative & Alternative Assistive Technology Oral-Motor/Swallowing
A communication approach that supports, and/or serves as an alternative to, natural speech and/or writing.
Students have access to computer hardware and software which promote classroom academic skills such as reading, writing, and math. Students develop academic and literacy skills while exploring colorful interactive adapted books through the use of technology.
Students participate in oral motor treatment programs and safe swallowing skills to develop and/or enhance safe eating and drinking skills.