Course: Special Education Services, Section: Speech and Language

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Speech and Language

  • Speech and Language

    Speech teamSpeech/language pathologists provide assessments, consultation, screening, direct therapy, and training for students with speech/language disabilities.  They determine if a student’s speech/language skills are preventing the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from regular education alone. Specific skills include:  articulation, auditory processing, voice, fluency, auditory perception (memory and discrimination), structure and function of oral peripheral mechanism (mouth and tongue), oral and written receptive and expressive language (use and understanding of language), and ability to communicate with assistive devices. Speech/language assistants may support direct services to students.