Atlanta Speech School

3160 Northside Pkwy Nw,
Atlanta, GA, 30327-0303
Tel: (404)233-5332
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy.
Established in 1938, the Atlanta Speech School serves children and adults with speech, hearing, language, or learning disabilities through clinical and education programs, in addition to providing professional development for teachers and educators in partner schools and preschools.
All of our programs are built upon a foundation of caring instruction, based on proven research, and strengthened with a depth of academic and clinical knowledge.
At the Atlanta Speech School, language is the link that connects all of our services.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language-based
Year Founded 1938

Student Body

Total Students 499 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Atlanta Speech School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

% on Financial Aid 23%

School Notes:

    • SCHOOL PROGRAMS
    • The Katherine Hamm Center, a Listening & Spoken Language Program, serves children from infancy through elementary school age who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students in our Auditory-Verbal Program communicate through listening and talking only.
    • The Wardlaw School serves children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. For Kindergarteners through 6th graders, the Wardlaw School provides personalized instruction and prepares children for a mainstream educational setting as quickly as possible.
    • Stepping Stones is the only preschool program of its kind in Georgia, providing therapeutic education for young children with speech and/or language difficulties. The program has a learning disability specialist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, and psychologist on its staff.
    • The Anne and Jim Kenan Preschool is a mainstream preschool program that serves children two to five years of age. Its curriculum addresses the key areas that research indicates must be fostered to develop early literacy skills in young children.
    • CLINIC and COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
    • The Rollins Center for Language & Learning is a professional development program that partners with public school systems, individual schools, and preschools to provide teachers with training, mentoring, and coaching, so that young children will develop into proficient readers.
    • The Speech-Language Pathology Clinic provides comprehensive evaluations and treatment for children and adults from with communication difficulties.
    • The Audiology Clinic provides evaluations and remediation for adults, children, and infants with communication difficulties in which hearing loss or auditory processing plays a part. This includes hearing aid dispensing, programming, and maintenance. This clinic also serves as a referral source for Georgia's Universal Newborn Hearing Screening program and provides non-medical cochlear implant services.
    • The Occupational Therapy Clinic serves children from infancy to adolescence who experience difficulties in sensory integration, gross and fine motor coordination, visual perception, visual motor and handwriting skills, independent self care, and feeding skills.
    • The Learning Evaluation Clinic provides comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations to students from their last year of preschool through their college years.
    • The Learning Lab offers intervention services in the areas of reading, written language, mathematics, spoken language, and study skills to students experiencing language-based academic difficulties or learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
    • After-School and Summer Camp programs provide fun and educational enrichment opportunities for children with and without special needs.

    Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Atlanta Girls' School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pace Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Heiskell School (0.8 miles away)
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  • Atlanta Atlanta Girls' School
    All-girls 
    3254 Northside Parkway NW
    Atlanta , GA , 30327
    (404)845-0900
    All-girls 
    0.2  mi  |  223  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Atlanta
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Pace Academy    
    966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
    Atlanta , GA , 30327
    (404)262-1345
    0.7  mi  |  1083  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Atlanta
    The Heiskell School
    (Christian)
    3260 Northside Dr Nw
    Atlanta , GA , 30305
    (404)262-2233
    (Christian)
    0.8  mi  |  197  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Atlanta
    The Westminster Schools
    (Christian)
    1424 W Paces Ferry Road NW
    Atlanta , GA , 30327
    (404)609-6202
    (Christian)
    0.8  mi  |  1845  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Atlanta
    St. Annes Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    3098 Saint Annes Ln Nw
    Atlanta , GA , 30327
    (404)237-7024
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    1.5  mi  |  66  students  |  Gr.  K

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