Speech and Language Services

The Speech and Language program at Collier addresses a full range of communication disorders.  Highly trained speech language specialists provide speech and language therapies to students with speech, language and/or hearing disabilities.  This involves preparing clinical goals based on the student’s IEP and educational curriculum, with an emphasis on communication. Therapy sessions are provided individually or in a small group within the therapy room or classroom.   

The range of conditions treated by Collier’s Speech Therapists includes speech disorders, language disorders and other communication impairments.  

Speech disorders may include conditions such as impaired articulation, prosody or fluency. Language disorders are represented by difficulties with receptive, expressive and pragmatic/social language, as well as auditory/language processing.  Altogether, the aim of working with the speech therapist is to remediate speech disorders and provide a foundation of language proficiency essential for effective communication and academic success.

Successful communication is the cornerstone of the speech language program at Collier. As an integral part of Collier’s education team, the Speech Therapist collaborates with teachers, case managers and parents to facilitate the carry-over of acquired communication skills in the classroom and at home.

 

Ann Middlebrook, SLS
Speech Language Specialist
732-946-4771 ext. 253
amiddlebrook@collieryouthservices.org

Shalvah Dworkin, MS CCC/SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
732-946-4771 ext. 256
sdworkin@collieryouthservices.org