Speech & Language Services

Speech – Language Pathology Services

Speech – Language Pathology Services in the school setting encompasses addressing the needs of students with delays, disorders as well as speech and language issues which are breakdowns in communication.  

By the time students get to high school, they usually have been identified as needing extra support in the classroom because these issues are often identified at an early age.  Some students with more severe issues are identified even sooner as pediatricians are referring children as young as birth to community resources and to the schools as young as 3 years old.

A speech – language pathologist employed in the public school setting address the educational needs of the students.   The educational needs would be barriers based on cognitive, social and communication processes which negatively impacts the student's ability to learn the curriculum and communication.  Some students have severe social communication issues also which addressed with speech-language services.  

Some of the Speech-Language Pathologists responsibilities include:
• Conduct screenings and diagnostic evaluations
• Work with children who have a wide range of mild to severe disabilities
• Provide services on an individual, small-group, or classroom basis to 
    infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and adolescents
• Work on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and learning strategies in
    general education and special education settings.

Links To Helpful Websites:

 Auditory Processing Information
 Typical Speech-Language Development