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Mrs. Olivia Marabito

Hello Westy Families!
Welcome to my speech and language therapy home page! My name is Mrs. Olivia Marabito and I provide speech and language support through special education services here at Westmont Hilltop Elementary School. I support students in grades K-5 in improvement of their communication skills. I hope this page provides you with information on who I am, what speech therapy is, and resources/information to help support you and your child! I look forward to working with all of the students on my caseload this year! 
Zoom Information for Flexible Instruction Days
Parent/Guardian, please use the below zoom ID if your son/daughter is scheduled to meet with me during a FID day via zoom/virtual therapy session:
Mrs. Marabito's Personal Zoom Room ID: 697 688 7174
Resources for Speech and Language Therapy
All information from ASHA (American Speech/Language/Hearing Association)
What does a speech pathologist do? How can they help my child?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults (ASHA website). More specifically in the school age setting, a SLP can help a child with articulation (sound production) skills, expressive language (grammar, syntax, mean length of utterance), AAC, receptive language (comprehension, vocabulary), pragmatics (social skills), fluency (stuttering), and more. A SLP may work with a collaborative team of individuals including the regular education teachers, parents, interventionists, and special education teachers to ensure the student's goal is met.
What is the process if I feel my child needs to see a SLP?
Speech and Language support services fall under the umbrella of special education services. If you feel your son/daughter may be in need of a speech and language evaluation, the process may begin with a screening to determine developmental norms (please see the links on the side to further assist you in understanding norm scales). If the student fails a speech/language screening, a permission to evaluate through special education services will be initiated. Thereafter, a formal evaluation process will begin to determine if your son/daughter qualifies for support.
If you would like further information on speech and language support services, please feel free to visit the links provided below or contact Mrs. Marabito via email or phone!
 Mrs. Olivia Marabito, M.S.CCC-SLP
Westmont Hilltop Speech-Language Pathologist
Phone: 814-255-8702
Meet Mrs. Marabito!
I was born and raised in Johnstown, PA attending OMOS for grade school and Westmont Hilltop for high school (graduate class of 2009). I then attended Penn State University where I received my Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders and followed with attending IUP for my masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology. I hold a license in Speech Pathology through the PA Dept of State, a K-12 teaching cert for Speech Pathology, and I also hold certification through ASHA (American Speech/Language/Hearing Association).
After graduating from college I worked at Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 for seven years providing speech therapy services to both school age and preschool students in the Cambria/Somerset county. I have serviced students witha wide range of needs from articulation and language disorders, fluency, AAC, and more! I am so glad to now be a part of the Westy Family working with school age students full time as it is my passion! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband Brett, our son Luca, and our golden girl, Kali! 
Mrs. Olivia Marabito
Teacher - Elementary School (Speech)
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