—Learn as much as you can about the student’s specific disability. Speech-language impairments differ considerably from one another, so it’s important to know the specific impairment and how it affects the student’s communication abilities.
—Learn the specifics of your child’s speech or language impairment. The more you know, the more you can help yourself and your child.
—Be patient. Your child, like every child, has a whole lifetime to learn and grow.
Christina is a speech-language pathologist. She works with children and adults who have impairments in their speech, voice, or language skills. These impairments can take many forms, as her schedule today shows.