Our dedicated speech-language pathologists (SLP's) provide a breadth of services to all our member schools. They are involved in screening students and intervention strategies for students with speech and/or language concerns. Support for the RtI process includes ongoing education for families, teachers and staff regarding normal speech, language and vocabulary development. Our SLP's regularly assist with training and developing interventions for teachers and specialists to use in their classrooms or in smaller groups. They contribute to the development of progress monitoring systems.
For students identified as speech/language impaired, speech services can range from consultation with families and staff, to direct service either in or out of the classroom. Indirect services that benefit the studentís ability to be academically successful are also available as needed.
SJBOCES SLP's explore and assist with any alternative communication devices or system that may benefit students in the classroom environment. The overall goal of the speech/language pathologist is to provide support to the educators and students in all education settings, and provide research-based interventions that maximize a studentís ability to be academically successful in all educational settings.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).