Speech and Language Services
The development of age appropriate speech and language skills provides the foundation for literacy, academic learning, and effective social interactions. In our schools, Speech-Language Therapists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems relating to articulation, fluency, phonemic awareness, expressive and receptive language, inter-personal communication, and hearing loss. Both classified and regular education students may receive services, generally in small groups. Therapists may push into classrooms to support a student's ability to access the curriculum and/or generalize strategies used in the therapy room to the larger classroom. Speech-Language Therapists consult and collaborate with classroom teachers, parents, and support staff to provide appropriate services to children. Speech-Language Therapists may collaborate with school psychologists in developing pragmatic language skills necessary for social interaction. Therapists also address assistive technology needs of students including the use of assistive listening devices (FM and infrared systems) and augmentative communication systems (AAC).