Welcome to WACS Speech/Language Therapy Services.
My name is Heath Forster and I am the Speech-Language Pathologist at Westfield Academy & Central School. I have worked within the speech and language field for the past 11 years as well as being the CSE Chairperson for the district for 6 years. I have had the opportunity to work with young children 2-3yrs old (Early Intervention), preschoolers, school age children and even older adults that have needed rehabilitation in order to communicate effectively.
At Westfield, I provide speech and language therapy to students demonstrating deficits in the areas of articulation, receptive/expressive language, pragmatic language, auditory processing disorders, hearing impairments as well as other disorders/delays.
Students can be referred by parents or teachers for a speech and language screening to determine if they are eligible for therapy services. Most students are seen once or twice a week with sessions typically lasting for 30 minutes.
The therapy program at Westfield encourages a team approach; it includes the student, parents, teachers and support staff - all working to help in the area of that students' need. Once the student demonstrates proficiency in the area that he/she is being seen for, they will be dismissed from this service! Parents are encouraged to contact Pupil Services if there is a concern about their child's speech or language skills.