Speech & Language Services at Benhaven School

The goal of the Speech and Language Department is to help students develop pragmatic communication skills that allow functional interaction with others and their environment.

At Benhaven School, all communication goals are person-centered and strive to enhance strengths but also address needs. At all times, efforts are on the Benhaven student becoming more independent in school, at home and in the community.

Expressive and receptive communication learning crosses all types of strategies:

  • Speech                                                                  
  • Sign Language
  • Use of pictures
  • Appropriate behavior
  • Use of assistive technology

Staff training is emphasized to ensure that appropriate communication strategies are used across the day, in a variety of environments. Collaboration with students’ homes and group homes is available through the team meeting process so that specific communication strategies are used outside of school as well.


187 Half Mile Road
North Haven, CT 06473

Administrative Offices

tel (203) 239.6425
fax (203) 239.1318