School(s): All Schools
Speech and Language Pathologists at Lincoln work with students both in the general education classroom as well as in 1:1 and group therapy sessions. The speech and language program is geared towards helping students achieve individualized speech and language goals by providing specialized instruction and services. Curriculum
School-based speech and language therapy is a related service that supports the educational program for students who have a disorder in communication in one or more of the following areas:
Articulation: Speech sound production and sequencing skills
Language: The acquisition, comprehension or expression of spoken language.
Pragmatic Language: Rules for social language
Fluency: The flow and rhythm of speech.
Voice: Vocal quality, pitch, or loudness.
Speech and Language Pathologists share in the decision-making process as part of the IEP team to determine how to best meet the educational needs of individual students. Service delivery models include classroom based collaborative services as well as school staff consultation designed to maximize the student's communication skills for improved participation in classroom activities. In addition, speech and language pathologists provide services in small groups designed to build speech and language skills to support and enhance the student's ability to communicate and to increase academic and social success. Individual treatment sessions are also utilized for selected intense interventions. Services
In addition to the direct services described, indirect and transition services are available for students receiving speech and language therapy. The range of services varies widely depending on a student's individualized needs. The type and frequency of service are decided at the Team meeting.
- Monitoring and consultation to parents and general education teachers is provided regarding the interventions
- Data may be collected in a variety of settings to track the success of the service
- Co-planning with general education teachers
- Participation in collaborative team meetings
- IEP preparation
Speech and language pathologists are involved in the transition process between receiving and sending teachers.