Speech-language therapy at MCC focuses on expanding our students’ communication abilities through the development of receptive, expressive and pragmatic language skills. The speech-language pathologists utilize all forms of communication with their students, such as nonverbal language, verbal language and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
The therapists provide speech-language services in a variety of settings, including individual, dyad and/or group sessions with 1:1/2:1 instructional support, as well consult in the classroom during lunch. The speech-language pathologists work collaboratively with other disciplines, including ABA, occupational therapy, and music therapy to ensure generalization of skills and that students reach their full potential.
All speech-language pathologists at MCC hold master’s degrees, a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and New York State professional licensure. Additionally, the speech-language pathologists adhere to professional and ethical guidelines by staying current with the latest evidence-based research and maintaining continuing education hours.