Speech Pathology is a profession that works with people who have
difficulty with the following:
Articulation (sound production)
Language: Receptive and Expressive (vocabulary, syntax,
What does a school based SLP do?
Screen student's speech/language skills to determine if further
testing is needed.
Evaluate student's language and articulation skills to determine
if they would benefit from speech therapy services.
Perform hearing screenings and determine if students need to be
referred for further evaluation.
Provide direct speech therapy services to children from birth
through grade 12. This can be as simple as helping a small
child learn how to put words together into sentences and as
complicated as designing a complete alternative communication
system for a student.
Work with the special education team to help develop appropriate
educational plans for students with disabilities.