"Speech school" may refer to a school that specializes in helping students with speech pathologies or related problems. Alternatively, a speech school may help students in public speaking, elocution and related skills.
Speech schools that treat speech pathologies have different specializations. The Atlanta Speech School, for example, primarily assists children with a variety of language and literacy problems, whereas the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech assist deaf children.
Speech schools that focus on public speaking and elocution, sometimes in conjunction with drama, primarily educate adults with normal speech and hearing to improve their ability to speak clearly and fluently in public situations. They may also teach students how to imitate various accents.