Welcome to Mrs. Tafilowski's Speech/Language Website!
Hello! I am Mrs. Tafilowski, the Speech-Language Pathologist for Schools 2 and 3.
This is my 16th year at Southampton! I have a Bachelor's Degree from Stockton College and Master's Degree from TCNJ. I also hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. My experience includes working with children ages 3 months-21 years old, as well as adults. I have worked in a variety of settings including public schools, schools for children with disabilities, private practice, out-patient pediatric rehab, and nursing homes.
or (609)859-2256 ext. 728.
A Speech-Language Pathologist is a professional who evaluates and treats children (and adults) who have difficulty with speech or language.
What is the difference between speech and language?
-If your child has trouble with "speech" he/she may struggle with the coordination of the muscles and movements necessary to produce speech.
-If your child has difficulty with "language" he/she may struggle with understanding what he/she sees or hears. Your child may struggle to find the right words and/or organize those words in a meaningful way to communicate a message.
Articulation: the way we say our sounds
Phonology: the speech patterns we use
Apraxia: difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
Voice: problems with the way the voice sounds
Receptive Language: difficulty understanding language
Expressive Language: difficulty using language
Pragmatic Language: social language
If you suspect your child may have a speech/language disorder, contact your student's teacher to discuss concerns. There must be an educational impact in order for a child to qualify for school-based speech services.
Articulation concerns will be handled by the Speech-Language Pathologist. Concerns regarding language will be handled by the Child Study Team, where the SLP will act as a team member.