Government Programs Ignore Children's Speech Language Needs This Summer Says Isa Marrs by prweb

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									Government Programs Ignore Children's Speech Language Needs This Summer Says Isa Marrs
Millions of children with speech language problems will not get the help they need from the government funded programs over the summer. This will put them further behind and more at risk of being viewed negatively by teachers during the next school year according to Isa Marrs, an internationally recognized Speech Language Pathologist and founder of the online resource SpeechLanguageFeeding.com.
(PRWEB) June 22, 2009 -- Speech language problems don't go away just because it is summer. Unfortunately for children age three and older the goal of the government funded programs during the summer is the maintenance of skills. This will put these children further behind their peers and more at risk of being viewed negatively by teachers during the next school year according to Isa Marrs, an internationally recognized Speech Language Pathologist and founder of the online resource SpeechLanguageFeeding.com. "Parents need to realize that if progress isn't being made time is being lost. Parents of children who need speech language therapy should be proactive and make sure the summer months are not wasted", says Marrs. "Children often start the school year with a new speech language therapist who will need a couple of months to build a rapport and figure out how to best treat them. That means that during that time the children are falling even further behind where they are supposed to be", Marrs continues. A new school year also means a new teacher forming new perceptions. A variety of studies have shown that students with speech language disorders are perceived as generally unsuccessful within the classroom. There is also a connection between teacher expectations and the children's performance. "It works as a self-fulfilling prophecy," says Marrs; "when a teacher forms expectations of a child and treats him in a certain way, the child will tend to exhibit behaviors that reinforce the teacher's expectations". There are several options for helping children with speech language difficulties over the summer. Hiring a private Speech Language Pathologist will provide the best results. If that is not possible parents should seek to have a structured home program developed by a Speech Language Pathologist so they can work with their child over the summer. Speech language needs don't go away just because it is summer. Children with delayed or disordered speech and language skills will continue to need guidance and support. The goal of summer should not be about maintaining skills. The goal should be to start next school year ahead of where this year ended. About Isa Marrs Isa Marrs, MA CCC-SLP is an internationally recognized and Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist who has been helping children communicate for nearly twenty years. She's the guest expert on Childhood Apraxia of Speech for Nickelodeon's Parenting site, ParentsConnect.com. She has also been featured in publications from other top media names such as Disney's BabiesToday.com, LoveToKnow.com and Univision. She is the founder of SpeechLanguageFeeding.com and has a private practice located in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Parents who would like to schedule a consultation, and members of the media who would like to schedule an interview, may do so by calling (914) 488-5282.
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