SLPs are part of the special education team in public schools. They’re involved in the intervention and evaluation process. They work with kids who get related services through an
IEP. (They may also work with kids who get services through a 504 plan.)
As part of the therapy, SLPs may work with classroom resources, such as the books a child is reading. Or they may choose other materials that are at a child’s reading level.
SLPs work with kids both one-on-one and in small groups. They may coordinate with a special education teacher to support a child. They may also come into the classroom to work with kids in a reading or language center or to co-teach a lesson with the teacher.
SLPs play another important role in public schools. They assess kids who struggle with language and communication. The results help them spot kids who can benefit from speech and language services. SLPs can also help kids as part of the school’s intervention system.
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