Speech and Language Services
The Joy School offers a variety of Speech and Language services to students in Pre-School though 8th grade. Individual and group therapy are available to current and prospective students, as well as students from other schools.
Read on to learn more and apply for one of our speech and language programs.
All students who attend programs at The Joy School are required to adhere to our Immunization Policy.
Group Speech and Language Programs
Language Boosters (Ages 4-6)
Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Cost per semester: $905
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.
Individual Speech and 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).
If you have questions about our Speech and Language services please contact Christine Pratt, Director of Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-523-0660 ext. 171.