• Speech & Language Services
     The Role of the Speech & Language Pathologist in Scarsdale

    The Speech and Language Pathologists enable 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 awarded by the New York State, Department of Education. They actively participate in Continuing Education courses, to keep current in the field. Their backgrounds provide them with an understanding of normal and disordered communication skills.

    Specific duties include:

    1. Screen new entrants
    2. Screen all Kindergarten students
    3. Screen children referred by Child Study Team, classroom teachers, District Committee on Special Educations, physicians, administrators, private speech-language pathologists, and audiologists
    4. Evaluate students who may warrant speech and/or language therapy
    5. Make recommendations for appropriate delivery of speech and language services tailored to the student's specific needs
    6. Develop appropriate goals to be included in a student's Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P)
    7. Provide therapy for eligible students with speech and language disorders
    8. Participate in Child Study Team meetings, district wide speech/language meetings and in-service programs