Ms. Shea's Speech Room

  • Welcome to Ms. Shea's Speech Room!


    Is your child receiving speech and language services in school? If so, you came to the right place!  I hope this site serves as a helpful resource for you and your child with speech and language needs.

    Ms. Shea

     Speech Language Pathology

    What is Speech and Language?

    Voice, Speech, and Language are the tools we use to communicate with each other. 

    Voice is the sound we make as air from our lungs is pushed between the vocal folds in our larynx, causing them to vibrate.

    Speech is talking, which is one way to express language.  It involves the precisely coordinated muscle actions of the tongue, lips, jaw, and vocal tract to produce the recognizeable sounds that make up language

    Language is a set of shared rules that allow people to express their ideas in a meaningful way.  Language may be expressed verbally or by writing, signing, use of technology, or making other gestures such as eye blinking, or mouth movements.


    How Do Speech and Language Develop?

    During the first 3 years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing, is the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. A child's speech and langauge skills thrive best in a world that is rich in sounds, sights, and consistent exposure and interactions to speech and language. (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIDCD). 

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