What does the Speech/Language Pathologist do in September?
At the beginning of every school year, many parents and teachers are anxious for their children to begin or continue with
with speech or language therapy. This is certainly understandable. However, the SLP at your child 's school has many
other obligations prior to the commencement of therapy. Hopefully, the information below will address any questions you
have regarding the Non-Public Speech/Language Program.
We have numbered, sequentially, the tasks and procedures that we must all complete for every school we service.
1. Send out teacher referral forms
2. Send home permission to screen, if necessary, for referred students.
3. Screen referred students and possibly the entire third grade class for speech/language concerns.
4. Send home parent conference forms for those children who will qualify for service.
5. Re-evaluate any students who received services during the previous year.
6. Send home parent conference/permission forms for students who continue to qualify for services again.
7. Parent conferences will be offered for any interested parents. Written parent permission for enrollment in the speech/language
program must be obtained before a child may receive therapy.
8. Once permission has been received, the SLP will set up a schedule with individual teachers of prospective students.
9. Student files must be completed/updated during September.
10. Speech/language therapy may begin once the necessary paperwork is completed for each student.
11. Once the above tasks have been completed, the SLP may begin language evaluations for those children that have been referred.
As you can see, September is a busy month for us. We will attempt to complete all of our procedures in a timely fashion. Thanks for
your understanding. We look forward to working with your child.