• Speech Language Pathology Services

    Speech Language Pathology Services

    The focus of the school based speech-language pathologist (SLP) is to prevent, screen, assess, diagnose, and provide intervention to students who have communication deficits which significantly impact their educational performance.  The deficits may be in the areas of:  articulation, fluency, voice, language, and other related disabilities.  The SLP may counsel and educate families and other professionals about these disorders and their management; as well as assist in the development and implementation of students’ Individual Education Programs (IEP). 

    One of the SLP’s primary roles is to participate on teams responsible for evaluating and identifying students who may qualify for special education services.  Once the child is determined eligible, the speech-language services may be provided through a variety of options based upon the needs of each student including: 

    Classroom based services


    Pullout services

    Collaborative/consultation with teacher


    The SLPs may also conduct screenings, participate on Response to Intervention (RTI) teams, consult with building level support teams, and participate in professional development activities.