Speech & Language

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Language is a foundational building block for academic and personal success.   Language skills are are necessary for communication. The ability to communicate well includes being able to listen, speak, read, write and participate in the community.  These fundamental abilities run through the core of the human experience. The Pinnacle Speech and Language Program focuses on these five areas by integrating language development into all forms of learning, across all settings including academic and social.

All programs are individualized with various goals and objectives that allows them to access their educational curriculum and effectively participate in social interactions. Depending on each student’s needs, services are provided in individual sessions, small structured groups, or integrated into classes.

Areas of focus include:

  • Processing and Following Multi-Step Directions

  • Paying Attention to Auditory Information in Order to Retain, Organize, Conceptualize & Synthesize

  • Recalling and Describing Events With Relevant Details

  • Using Context Clues to Understand Meaning

  • Developing & Expanding Receptive & Expressive Vocabulary

  • Expressing Oneself in a Clear & Concise Manner

  • Grasping the Main Idea of a Conversation or Story

  • Distinguishing Relevant from Irrelevant Details

  • Making Inferences & Predictions in Academic and Social Contexts

  • Understanding Abstract & Figurative Language, Innuendos & Humor

  • Initiating, Sustaining and Exiting Conversational Interactions