Speech and Language

The Speech-Language Pathologist develops a curriculum that challenges students to perspective take through games to demonstrate their conversation skills (turn-taking, topic maintenance, initiation, and conversation maintenance) through discussion and activities.

Our full-time Speech and Language Pathologists may also recommend computer programs designed to increase a student’s skill in a particular deficit area.


Students who are pursuing a Certificate of Completion may also work on developing strategies necessary for the work environment. Some areas of focus may be listening, auditory comprehension, expressing oneself, and sequencing tasks or ideas.essions are an excellent way for students to utilize the skills they are building during their time at the OPTIONS program.


Students enrolled in Speech and Language may work on developing compensatory strategies for succeeding in college-level classes to improve adult communication. Some examples of targeted skills include vocabulary building, comprehension of college text, study skills, and/or breaking down the language of assignments, texts, or tests.

Individual Speech Services

Students receiving individual speech services will work on identified areas such as inferencing, problem-solving, auditory comprehension, conversation skills, and executive functioning.

Group Work

Group work (pragmatic language) has been shown to be most effective in increasing the understanding and use of social communications.

Social-Pragmatic Group Sessions

Social-pragmatic group sessions are an excellent way for students to utilize the skills they build during their time in the OPTIONS program.

Top Ten Cognitive Function Arrowmith addresses

  1. Motor Symbol Sequencing
  2. Symbol Relations
  3. Memory for Information or Instructions
  4. Predicative Speech
  5. Broca’s Speech Pronunciation
  6. Symbol Recognition
  7. Lexical Memory
  8. Non-Verbal Thinking (Artifactual Thinking)
  9. Quantification Sense