• Speech  

    Doreen Cruz-Delgado
    Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist 
    (973) 677-4000 x 4058
    Dear Parents and Students,
    Welcome to the Extended Learning Resource Page. This page was created to provide students working from home with access to assignments, links, and additional resources. Schools will remain virtual beginning September 8th 2020 - November 25th 2020. Additional informations can be found on the District's COVID-19 Resource page https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058
    Student's responsibilities include the following:
    *Attending and participating in Google Meets during specifically designated times for therapy
    *Working in a quiet, comfortable location 
    *Completing assignments within the appropriate due dates
    *Routinely checking virtual classrooms for updated information and assignments
    *Engaging in the virtual platforms with academic honesty, integrity, and according to the District's Acceptable Use Policy
    Google Classroom Code 7tzjsxt - Assignments will be posted by grade and/or teacher for students who receive speech therapy.
    Office Hours

    What is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)? An SLP is a highly trained professional who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech or language. Although people often think of speech and language as the same thing, the terms have very different meanings. If your child has trouble with speech, he/ she may struggle with the “how-to” of talking—the coordination of the muscles and movements necessary to produce certain speech sounds. If your child has trouble with language, he/she may struggle with understanding what he/she hears or sees. He or she may also struggle with finding the right words and/or organizing those words in a meaningful way to communicate a message or hold a conversation. Below is a list of common speech and language disorders with a brief explanation of each.

    Speech Disorders

    • Articulation - the way we say our speech sounds
    • Phonology - the speech patterns we use
    • Apraxia - difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
    • Fluency - stuttering
    • Voice - problems with the way the voice sounds, such as hoarseness

     Language Disorders

    • Receptive Language - difficulty understanding language
    • Expressive Language - difficulty using language
    • Pragmatic Language - social communication; the way we speak to each other