The speech and language department provides services to all students from kindergarten through grade 12. These services include assessments, in the forms of screenings and full speech and language evaluations, direct therapy services using a variety of therapy models, and participation on building-level child study teams. Speech and Language Therapists consult and collaborate with teachers and/or other related service providers for purposes of delivering instruction for students with speech/language impairments.
Therapy services are provided for students who demonstrate a need in one or more areas of communication:
1. Articulation therapy is provided for students when sound errors, in their speech, affect the ability to communicate within the classroom.
2. Language therapy is provided for students whose language skills have an affect upon their communication within the academic curriculum. These areas include syntax or sentence structure, semantics or vocabulary skills, and/or pragmatics or language usage.
3. Fluency therapy is provided for students when stuttering affects their ability to communicate within the classroom.
4. Voice therapy is provided for students who have been diagnosed with an organic or functional voice disorder that is affecting the student's ability to communicate within the classroom.
Teachers/therapists, parents, and in the case of middle and high school, students form the team that will decide the need for speech and language services. This team will gather information to decide the extent student's communication skills are affecting their performance within the classroom.