Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with children from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in the public school setting who have significant communication problems that affect their success in classroom activities, social interaction, literacy, and learning. Communication disorders include fluency, voice, articulation, and language. Students are identified for Speech-Language services through the Special Education Referral Process. School-based SLP services are provided only when the identified speech-language impairment directly impacts educational performance and requires the specialized expertise of a Speech-Language Pathologist. SLPs collaborate with teachers and families and consult with school personnel in order to support student communication skills in the classroom.
If you have concerns for your child's speech-language development, contact your child's teacher or neighborhood school Speech-Language Pathologist.