Speech Language Pathologist

In a school setting, the Speech Language Pathologist helps students who are at risk for communication and swallowing problems.  These difficulties may include:

  • Articulation (sound production);
  • Language (grammar, concept usage, understanding and usage);
  • Voice (hoarseness, nasality, speaking too high or low);
  • Fluency (stuttering);
  • Social communication (turn taking, topic initiation and maintenance);
  • Auditory processing (how speech sounds are processed);
  • Augmentative communication (picture communication and signing);
  • Swallowing (how food and liquid are chewed and swallowed).

If a teacher or parent has a concern, a screening can be completed.  If additional information is needed, a student will be evaluated and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed.  Speech-language goals and how often and where services will be received will be included.