The District provides speech and/or language therapy to students who are eligible under an Individualized Education Plan.
School-based Speech-Language Pathologists are part of the special education team at each site. Speech Therapy is a service that can be provided if a student has a recognized speech or language impairment that adversely affects his/her educational performance. 34 CFR Section 300.8(c)(11) defines a speech or language impairment as a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. When speech therapy is recommended through the IEP team, the level of services is dependent upon the student’s educational goals.