Which students do I work with?

Speech-Language Pathologists in a school setting help students of all ages in the areas of:

  • Articulation: some students have difficulty saying some sounds
  • Phonology: some students have difficulty saying patterns of sounds
  • Fluency: some students have difficulty getting the words out or may repeat words when they are talking
  • Receptive Language: some students have difficulty understanding language, such as following directions or answering questions
  • Expressive Language: some students have difficulty using language, such as putting words together in the right way or naming vocabulary
  • Pragmatic Language: some students have difficulty understanding and using social communication, such as making social inferences, knowing what to say in different situations and interacting with others.

In the school setting, all services are provided on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) after the student has been identified with a communication disability.