Speech-language pathologists work with children who have a variety of communication needs. These needs are generally related to:
- early literacy
Speech-language pathologists also serve students who have complex communication needs associated with disabilities such as autism, physical impairment and head injury.
Several options are available for service delivery so that the student’s individual needs are addressed. Service delivery options range from consultation and training with the student’s educational team to one-to-one intervention with the student. Speech-language pathologists work closely with teachers to support and enrich communication development in the classroom and work with school districts to provide training on communication-related topics.
If you are a parent who has concerns that your child is exhibiting signs of delayed speech development, visit our Getting Started with Special Education page.
For more information or questions, contact the Heartland AEA regional office that serves your school district.