Speech/Hearing » Speech/Hearing


Who receives speech/language services?
  • Children with a current IEP (Individualized Education Plan) who have been tested and determined eligible for speech/language
  • New students who had speech at their previous school (including Head Start) will automatically be enrolled here
  • Make sure the office knows your child had speech so the appropriate paperwork can be done.
What types of services are provided?
  • Speech/language services are a combination of pullout and classroom-based, small group or individual
  • The services depend on the needs of the student
  • RTI (Response to Intervention)
  • This trend involves applying interventions to students in real-time before waiting for them to fail
  • More students may receive speech interventions who do not have IEPs. These will likely be short-term (3-6 weeks) and classroom-based
Speech/language screenings
  • Conducted annually for children in kindergarten
  • Conducted annually for students new to the corporation
  • Conducted as needed at teacher or parent request
Process for new enrollment in speech/language
  • Screening
  • Permission obtained to test
  • Testing done (usually a battery of 2-3 assessments)
  • Meeting with parent, administrator, teacher, and therapist
  • Enrollment (if criteria met)
Hearing Screening - By law, the following students are screened:
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st grade
  • 4th grade
  • 7th grade
  • 10th grade
  • New students
  • Students enrolled in speech/language services
  • Students being referred for special education testing
Students who fail the 1st screening
  • Re-screening occurs within 2-4 weeks
  • If the student fails again, a referral is made to an ENT (ears, nose, throat doctor) and an audiologist
  • An ENT can determine if the problem is medical in nature, prescribe medicine
  • An audiologist can test the hearing more thoroughly, diagnose amount of loss
 Parents have the right to:
  • Refuse a hearing screening
  • Request a hearing screening