The ability to communicate through speech and language is a uniquely human phenomenon. It is essential to academic achievement. Children with communication disorders can experience difficulty with learning and social and emotional growth.
Children are eligible for speech-language services when their speech or language behavior is noticeably different from that of children of their age or grade level as determined through standardized testing and professional judgment. Speech-language pathologists are specialists in evaluating and treating communication disorders.
*** If you have concerns about your child's speech and/or language development contact your school's speech-language pathologist.