Ms. Swiadas

Hi! My name is Ms. Swiadas, and I am the Speech/Language Pathologist at Broken Ground School. You will probably see me visiting many of the classrooms here at BGS!

A little about me ... I am a New Hampshire native, and I love being part of the Broken Ground School community. When I'm not at school, you can usually find me at the beach enjoying a good book, or spending time with my family!

Did you know:
Speech disorders occur when a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with their voice. Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language) or sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings completely (expressive language). Speech/Language Pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech AND language problems.

- 40 million Americans have communication disorders
- By the first grade, roughly 5% of children have noticeable speech   disorders
- 3 million+ Americans stutter
- 6–8 million Americans have some form of language impairment
- Approximately 1 million Americans suffer from aphasia
- Over 10 million Americans have hearing loss because of excessive noise exposure
- Keeping yourself hydrated is part of good vocal hygiene
Source: American Speech-Language Hearing Association

You can find more information about speech and language development at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association website

I look forward to working with all my students in the new school year!

- Alina Swiadas
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