What Makes the AIS Speech and Language Pathology Department Exceptional?
Our therapists specialize in serving school systems and tailor their services to meet the individual needs of each student within the school system that they serve
Our therapists are familiar with working as a member of a team of professionals including teachers, paraprofessionals, Teachers of the DHH, PTs, and OTs and use a range of service delivery models including pull-out, push-in and inclusion therapy using evidence based best practices
Our therapists are certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a nationally recognized professional organization in the field of Speech-Language Pathology or are mentored by an ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist as they complete their final steps toward Certification.
All of our therapists are provided with an experienced mentor support system and participate in monthly team meetings and continuing education to insure their development as school-based clinicians.
Our therapists are dedicated to improving the communication needs of their students and work to be a valued resource within the school environment
What are our roles in your school?
Provides interventions that focus on increasing functional communication skills to improve engagement and achievement and enhance the quality of personal interactions to enable the student to meet the academic and social performance standards in the school environment
Participates as a member of the educational team that determines the need for evaluation and specialized instruction for students with speech, language and communication impairments.
Completes screenings, evaluations and helps to develop treatment plans for students with speech, language and/or communication impairments.
Collaborates with and provides support to staff in the carryover and use of compensatory strategies to enhance a student’s participation in the classroom environment
Determines the need for and assists in procuring low to high tech augmentative alternative communication (AAC) devices and consults with staff to implement use of the device as needed
Participates as a member of a school-based dysphagia team to maximize the student’s safety for oral (or tube) feeding and to facilitate the ability to participate fully in the academic process.