Speech & Language Services

The Joy School offers a variety of speech and language services to students in pre-k through eighth grade. Individual and group therapy sessions are available to current and prospective students, as well as students from other schools. Individual and group therapy sessions are provided by current TJS Speech-Language Pathologists.

Speech

Individual Speech & Language Therapy

Individual Speech & Language Therapy may be helpful if:

  • You have difficulty understanding what your child says. Their speech sounds are unclear (difficulty with speech articulation).
  • Your child has difficulty following directions, understanding stories or conversations, understanding vocabulary, or answering comprehension or social questions (difficulty with receptive language skills).
  • Your child has difficulty expressing his or her wants and needs, using correct grammar, summarizing information, conveying her or his point or uses words like “that,” “some,” “it,” or “stuff” instead of specific vocabulary (difficulty with expressive language skills).
  • Your child has difficulty with time management, organizing, planning for future events, sequencing stories, or transitioning between tasks (difficulty with executive function skills).

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Policies, Procedures & Pricing Information
Please click here to review our Private Speech and Language Therapy Policies, Procedures and Pricing Information.

Group Speech & Language Services

Language Boosters (Ages 4-6)
Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Cost per semester: Tuition is based on the group size and the number of classes each semester. Please call for more information.

This program is designed to meet the needs of children with speech and language delays through active language based activities with a strong emphasis on social skills (pragmatics) such as circle time, games and centers.

Social Skills 101 (Grades 1-5)

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost per semester: $695

This program is designed to give children an opportunity to learn and develop appropriate social skills in a small group setting. Students are grouped by age, grade level and their abilities. Classes will focus on initiating conversations, keeping conversations going, social problem solving, turn-taking, game playing, perspective taking, and much more.

Social Skills 101 is also available during summer school.

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