Speech and Language
Who are we and what do we do?
Speech and language pathologists (SLPs) provide a variety of therapeutic services to eligible students in preschool through 12th grade. Students diagnosed with speech, language and communication disorders are provided with direct therapy in individual, small group and / or classroom settings.
SLPs work closely with parents and teachers in the diagnosis of speech and language disorders, academic and therapeutic planning and implementation of services. They are part of the "Response to Intervention" (RTI) team that identifies students at risk for poor learning outcomes and provides specialized instruction to address learning needs within the general education setting. They also play a consultative role for parents and educators at all stages of the process: early intervention, pre-referral, diagnosis and therapy.
The provision of services varies based upon the individual needs of the student but each school within the district is covered by one or more speech language pathologists to meet the needs of students in that school.
Helpful Speech & Language Links
Your Child's Communication Development: Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
Suggestions for parents: Fostering Communication Skills in K through 5