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Speech & Language Therapy

Students experiencing difficulty in the following areas can recieve additional support if determined necessary for academic success:

  • age appropriate speech sounds (articulation)
  • listening, understanding, and following directions (receptive language)
  • communicating wants and needs using age level concepts, grammar, and vocabulary (expressive langauge)
  • stuttering
  • writing content and cohesion
  • augmentative and alternative communicaiton (AAC)

Students needing support in any of these areas can be referred to the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) by parents and teachers.  Informal therapy can be provided on a short term basis to determine progress and if furthor evaluation is deemed necessary.  Following intervention guided by the MTSS, a student can be evaluated to determine in a disability is present and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is warrented due to the educational impact.

For additional information about SLP services at school please view the following presentation created by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)  http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/SLPs-Your-Childs-School-Presentation.pdf