Speech and language pathologists (SLP) work closely with educational teams to identify and serve students with language and communication delays. Direct, consultative and/or monitoring services may be provided, as determined by the IEP team. Services include: speech-screenings, standardized testing, creating and implementing in-depth individualized therapy programs and increasing awareness of potential communication problems.
Students receive services in the areas of articulation, receptive language, expressive language, voice, stuttering and hearing impairment. Services are provided through individual small group and/or whole class instruction.
Each SLP holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) issued by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the State Board of Education and the State Board of Speech-Language Pathology. SLPs may participate in assessment and serve on intervention assistance teams as requested by school administration. The ESC also provides opportunities for consultation with SLP department chairs for challenging cases and professional issues.