Speech & Language Therapy


The Speech and Language department at The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is committed to providing the highest quality speech, language, and communication services within language enriched learning environments.

The department serves students who have speech or language disorders in addition to visual impairments. Speech disorder refers to a problem in the actual production of sounds and may include articulation errors, apraxia, dysarthria, fluency, and voice.  Language disorders may refer to difficulty understanding language, putting words together to express ideas or an inability to use or understand the social rules of language.

Communication is a critical life skill and our students need to communicate to understand, learn, share information, express needs, preferences and ideas as well as to express feelings and ask questions.  Our therapists maximize progress in speech, oral motor skills, eating, overall communication and language areas by combining the latest research and most innovative treatment methods.

Individually tailored programs are created to best meet the needs of each student.  Treatment may be provided individually or in small groups integrated in the classroom or in traditional pull out sessions.  Support is given to the staff and family as needed through consultation, modeling of strategies, and training.

MSB’s highly qualified, proficient, innovative, and caring speech language pathologists are dedicated to working in collaboration with family members and staff to ensure students learn to their fullest communicative potential.

For additional information about Speech Therapy, contact:

Jill Eidelman, Speech Therapy Supervisor
410.444.5000, ext. 1259 | jille@mdschblind.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association