Speech and Language

Speech Staff
 
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
 
Our ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologists provide direct and indirect speech, language, and communication services based upon evaluations and the individual needs of the student. In addition, our Speech-Language Pathologists also provide on-going consultative services to staff regarding communication methodology and strategies needed by students for effective instruction.

TSD Speech-Language Pathologists provide services for students using a variety of communication modes and strategies including ASL, spoken English, written English, augmentative communication, and picture communication support.
  • A wide variety of services, tailored to our individual students’ needs, are provided by our Speech-Language Pathologists. Services may include:
  • Services to students with varying needs including those who are hard of hearing, deaf, cochlear implant users, and those with additional disabilities.
  • Collaborating with other service providers concerning student needs, including audiologists, counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapist, etc.
  • Language expansion—both receptive/expressive language building
  • Auditory Training—detection, discrimination, identification, and comprehension
  • Articulation/Pronunciation Training
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Speechreading Skill Training, including oral/motor skills
  • Pragmatic Language Training (e.g. establishing eye contact, turn taking, maintaining a topic of conversation)
  • Communication Strategies to prevent or repair communication breakdowns
  • Augmentative Communication Training
  • Fostering a link between spoken English and literacy
  • Strategies and support for communicating with non-signers at work and in the community
  • Feeding/Swallowing services
  • Supporting the use of integrated technology and augmentative communication in the classroom and community

Meet the Speech Team
 
Kristi Bryce
High School
Phone: (512) 462-5421
Lauren Robertson
Middle School
Phone: (512) 462-5448
Kendall O'Hara
Early Childhood Education/Elementary
Phone: (512) 462-5440
Kate Sweet
Early Childhood Education/Elementary
Phone: (512) 462-5440
Cindy Moore
Special Needs Department
Phone: (512) 462-5262
Wendy Stickley - Lead SLP
Special Needs Department
Phone: (512) 462-5217