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OVERVIEW 

What is school-based SPEECH-LANGUAGE therapy? 

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with educational evaluation teams to provide comprehensive language and speech assessments for students. Services to students with speech-language disorders may be provided in small group sessions, in classrooms when teaming with teachers, or in a consultative model with teachers and parents. SLPs integrate students' speech-language goals with academic outcomes and functional performance.

What type of SPEECH-LANGUAGE disorders affect school-aged children?

  • Speech sound disorders - (articulation/phonology, difficulty pronouncing sounds)
  • Language disorders - (receptive/expressive/pragmatic, difficulty understanding what they hear as well as expressing themselves with words, social language and interactions)
  • Cognitive-communication disorders - (difficulty with thinking skills including perception, memory, awareness, reasoning, judgment, intellect and imagination)
  • Stuttering (fluency) disorders - (interruption of the flow of speech that may include hesitations, repetitions, prolongations of sounds or words)
  • Voice disorders - (quality of voice that may include hoarseness, nasality, volume (too loud or soft)

How is a student eligible for SPEECH-LANGUAGE services?

Generally, children are considered eligible as a student with a speech-language impairment if they meet TEA eligibility criteria. This means that a student must have a speech and/or language impairment, that the nature of the impairment requires specially designed instruction, and the impairment causes a documented adverse effect on your child’s academic or non-academic performance. There are specific criteria for each speech and language area. Please consult your school SLP for more information. 

Ways a SPEECH-LANGUAGE disorder may affect school performance? 

Children with communication disorders frequently do not perform at grade level.  They may struggle with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language, misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgment, and have difficulty with tests.  Difficulty in learning to listen, speak, read, or write can result from problems in language development.  Problems can occur in the production, comprehension, and awareness of language sounds, syllables, words, sentences, and conversation.  Individuals with reading and writing problems also may have trouble using language to communicate, think, and learn.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
PARENT RESOURCES

The professional organization for the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
 
Blog created by a speech therapist and mom with ideas on how to target speech and language skills at home.  
 

Super Duper, Inc.
A company that creates educational games and materials for speech-language pathologists and parents of children with special needs.

 
Speech Pathology Apps:
Autism Apps - www.autismspeaks.org

Articulation Apps - Top Articulation Apps for SLPs

Bridging Apps - Bridging the gap between technology and people
 with disabilities

Speech and Language Kids
Activities and resources for parents and supporters of children with speech and language delays. 

The professional organization for the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for the state of Texas. 

Informacion para padres acerca del problema de tartamudez. 

Informacion para padres acerca del autismo y el impacto del autismo en el comportamiento social de los estudiantes. 

Informacion para padres acerca del trastorno del habla y del lenguaje. 
 
   
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GCISD SLP CONTACTS
2019-2020 

Miranda Beckmann, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Glenhope ES, Heritage MS
817-251-5535
miranda.beckmann@gcisd.net

Katie Brakemeier, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Dove ES 
    817-251-5777 
 
katie.brakemeier@gcisd.net
   
Jill Fanelli, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Silverlake ES, Grapevine MS
817-251-5708
Jill Hall, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Bear Creek ES, Heritage MS
817-251-3380
Karyn Hamson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Cross Timbers MS, Colleyville Heritage HS, Grapevine HS
817-251-4945
Megan Hartter M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Bransford ES, Colleyville MS
817-305-4837
Lesley Henry, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Private School, iUniversity 
817-251-6888  x 2930
Katie Jenkins, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Colleyville ES, Heritage ES 
817-305-4920  x 3457
              katie.jenkins@gcisd.net
    
Heather Killeen, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
OC Taylor ES 
817-305-4953
            heather.killeen@gcisd.net

Stacey Moore, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Bridges, Child Find, GCISD Collegiate
817- 251-5680  x 2708
Suzanne Rash, M.S., CCC-SLP
Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist
Timberline MS
817-305-3965
          suzanne.rash@gcisd.net 

Linda Sell, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist - Lead
Grapevine ES
Audiology Coordinator
817-251-5735  x3653
linda.sell@gcisd.net 

Caley Stone
Speech Language Pathologist
Timberline ES
caley.stone@gcisd.net
817-305-3954

Beverly Sweatt, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Cannon ES, Colleyville MS 
817-305-4900  x 2384
beverly.sweatt@gcisd.net  
 
Dina Vasquez, M.S., CCC-SLP
Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist
Cannon ES, Child Find, Silver Lake ES  
817-251-5680  x 3462 
dina.vasquez@gcisd.net