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Speech and Language Services

The Joy School offers a variety of Speech and Language services to students in Pre-School though eigth 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.

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).

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

Request a Speech & Language Pathologist
Please click here to fill out our Private Speech and Language Therapy Inquiry Form.

Group Speech and Language Programs

All students who attend group programs at The Joy School are required to adhere to our Immunization Policy 

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.


If you have questions about our Speech and Language services please contact Christine Pratt, Director of Programs, at or 713-523-0660 ext. 171.



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