Speech and Language


Who are Speech-Language Pathologists?

About SpeechThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) describes SLPs as follows: "Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults."

What Speech and Language Services are provided at Komarek? 

Services are provided based on the individual needs of each student: Test 4

  • Speech and Language Tiered Support Services: Including Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and collaboration/consult with teachers, parents, and guardians
  • Screening, Observation, Evaluation by referral
  • Speech and Language Therapy as part of an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) which targets one or more of the following areas of communication that adversely affects a child's educational performance:
    • Articulation/Phonology—
    • Receptive Language–
    • Expressive Language—
    • Fluency—
    • Voice—
    • Literacy Support—
    • Social Language/Pragmatics—  

Who do I contact if I have concerns about my student's speech and language? 

Caitlin DiLallo, Director of Student Services & Co-Principal

Patrice Blackburn, Speech-Language Pathologist

Patrice Kunst, Speech-Language Pathologist

What if my child is transferring to Komarek with an IEP?

If your child is currently receiving speech and language services under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please contact: Caitlin DiLallo, Director of Student Services & Co-Principal

Speech and Language Resources for Families

Team Test 2

ASHA – Typical Speech and Language Development

Super Duper Handy Handouts (variety of topics)

The Stuttering Foundation of America