• Hello !   Welcome to Mrs. Kelley's Speech Website!


    Welcome to my web page!
    My name is Casey P.Kelley and I am a speech-language pathologist.
    I provide speech and language therapy and speech improvement services at Boston Valley School and Hamburg Middle School. Click on the resource page for fun games to practice your skills.
    I work with children that need extra help in one or more of the following areas:
    articulation- speech production
    receptive language-understanding the meaning of the language
     expressive language-expressing yourself with language
     auditory processing skills- how you make sense of what you hear and remember it
     phonological awareness- understanding that words are made up of individual sounds
     fluency- the smooth flow of produced speech (stuttering)
     pragmatic language- understanding and use of social language

    How do speech, language, and hearing disorders affect learning?

    Communication skills are critical to cognitive development and learning.  Reading, writing, gesturing, listening, and speaking are all forms of language--a code we learn to use in order to communicate ideas.  Learning takes place through the process of communication. The ability to participate in active and interactive communication with peers and adults in school is essential for a student to succeed in school.

    What are signs that a communication disorder is affecting school performance?

    Children with communication disorders may struggle academically, have problems with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language, misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgment, or have difficulty taking tests. Difficulty in learning to listen, speak, read, or write can result from problems in language development. Problems can occur in the production, comprehension, or awareness of language at the sound, syllable, word, sentence, or conversation levels. Individuals with reading and writing problems also may experience difficulties in using language strategically to communicate, think, and learn. 

    Please contact me if you have concerns about your child's speech and language skills or progress in therapy.

    Name: Casey P. Kelley SLP/L
    Email Address: ckelley@hamburgschools.org
    Phone number: 716-646-3240




Last Modified on October 13, 2015