SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SUPPORT



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit Speech/Language Program provides speech/language services to over 4,300 school age pupils. Communicatively disabled students of all exceptionalities and those pupils in regular education classes with speech or language handicaps are reflected in the students being served. The Speech/Language Program is integrated with district and other Intermediate Unit education programs, such as IST, as well as being responsible for a comprehensive therapy program involving language, voice, fluency, and phonological disorders. Our services comprise pre-referral consultation, assessment and diagnosis, development and maintenance of an on-going instructional program.

Maximum Caseload: Follows Chapter 14 revision of Guidelines

Students are instructed in the following areas: All types of speech/language disorders involving language, voice, fluency, and phonological deficits.

The Primary Goal is to: Assist each speech/language disabled pupil to become communicatively competent in their educational and community environments.

PROGRAM FEATURES:

• Program Supervision and Management by State and Nationally Certified Speech/Language Pathologists
• State and Nationally Certified Speech/Language Clinicians with specialized Training for School-age Populations
• Consultations with Parents and School Personnel
• Participation in District IST, MDE and Child Study Teams
• Development and Implementation of Individualized Speech/Language Program as Prescribed by IEP
• Integration of Curricula with Speech/Language Services
• Specialized Equipment, Technology, and Expertise Available
• Speech/Language Clinicians participate in Training Programs to Maintain Current Evidence Based Practices and Standards
• Variety of Service Models , Based on National Standards and Research
• Feeding and Swallowing Teams Providing Assessment, Intervention and Consultation
• Use of Contemporary Technology and Software Programs
• Progress Monitoring and Reporting as Prescribed by State Regulations