•  Speech & Language Services

    The Role of the Speech and Language Pathologist

    Speech and Language pathologists help students to develop and improve their communication skills. Their credentials include a Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology, Certification of Clinical Competency awarded by the American Speech - Language - Hearing Association, and Teacher of Speech - Language - Hearing certification from  the New York State Department of Education.  

    Specific duties include:

    • Screen new students who have just moved into the District
    • Screen all incoming Kindergarten students
    • Screen children referred by Child Study Team, classroom teachers, District Committees on Special Education, physicians, administrators, private speech-language pathologists, and audiologists
    • Evaluate students who may warrant speech and/or language therapy
    • Make recommendations for appropriate delivery of speech and language services tailored to the student's specific needs
    • Develop appropriate goals to be included in a student's Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.)
    • Provide therapy for eligible students with speech and language disorders
    • Participate in Child Study Team meetings, district wide speech/language meetings and in-service programs