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Speech & Language - What We Do

Here at the Main Street Elementary School, we provide speech and language services to all eligible students. In addition to direct services to students, we provide services to entire classrooms and consultation to staff. Students can be referred by their parents and/or teachers or by the Special Education Evaluation Team.

Our service delivery model is linked to our Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade curriculums. We also assist in providing a weekly phonology program to Kindergarten students. Through consultation and team teaching with staff members, we strive to provide support which will lead to classroom success.

The speech and language team consists of: Jacqueline Smith - Speech-Language Pathologist, Jessica Lemay - Speech-Language Pathologist, Kristin Smith - Speech-Language Assistant

Please contact us via telephone at (603)775-8972 or by email:

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Speaking

  • Articulation
  • Language
    • use of grammar
    • conversational skills
    • expressing ideas effectively
    • word-finding
    • vocabulary
  • Fluent speaking
  • Appropriate voice quality

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Listening

  • Discriminating sounds
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Following directions
  • Linking new information to what you already know
  • Understanding basic concepts
  • Understanding story structure

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Reading

  • Knowing letters and sounds
  • Phonemic awareness
    • rhyming
    • sequencing and manipulating sounds within words
    • breaking sentences into words
    • breaking words into syllables and sounds
  • Sounding out words
    • remembering taught spelling patterns and "red words" (sight words)
  • Comprehension
    • using visual imagery to facilitate comprehension
    • answering questions about the main idea and details
    • understanding story structure
    • story retelling
    • making inferences and predictions

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Writing

  • Sound symbol correspondence
    • using letters to represent sounds
    • using taught spelling patterns, rules and sight words
  • Sentence formulation
    • using complete sentences
    • using descriptive language
    • using more complex sentences
    • using capitalization and punctuation
  • Learning organizational strategies
  • Incorporating elements of story and report structure

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Speech and Language Links Online

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