Educational-based speech language pathology (SLP) is playing a bigger role in the literacy success of children and adolescents. Related professions and teachers are starting to become more aware of our unique skill set and how we play a critical role in education. SLPs are often the first professionals to identify the root cause of reading and writing problems through a child’s difficulty with language. SLPs help children to build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.
One of my goals for the Brooklyn Letters website is to educate others about language pathology. ?Reading and writing? What does that have to do with speech?? Is a common reaction from those inquiring about what I do. Unlike language pathology, speech pathology is more straightforward to explain to others, e.g. child has difficultly enunciating the “r” sound.
I am very excited to launch Brooklyn Letters! Here are some future ideas/plans:
We have a FREE Park Slope and/or Windsor Terrace private business and local pediatric professional (for those offering unique services) directory.