For Speech-Language Pathologists

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  • Are You an RTI School?
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Speech-language pathologists and reading achievement

Literacy is an essential prerequisite to students' academic achievement, social wellbeing, and lifetime opportunities. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have the specialized knowledge and experience that's needed to identify communication disorders and provide the help that children need to build their language literacy skills. SLPs play an important role in both special education and regular education settings:

  • Provide classroom-based services
  • Co-teach with classroom teachers and reading specialists
  • Work with students who are at risk for reading difficulties and with children who are experiencing academic failure
  • Provide training to parents, teachers, and administrators to help support students' academic and social success

Emiliann’s IEP Team

Sit in on this IEP meeting with Emilann's mom, Jennifer, and the committed team from her daughter's school — including the speech-language pathologist.

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