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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. School SLPs help children with speech sounds, spoken language and literacy, social communication, cognitive communication, and assistive technology. 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
For more information, see the ASHA Back-to-School Digital Toolkit from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The toolkit includes the helpful resources and videos shown below.