Speech and Language Services
NPSS Speech and Language Services are available to assess students' speech and language skills and to provide options for services. Kindergartners and new students are screened routinely for appropriate speech and language development.
Teachers, parents and other school personnel may refer a child who is suspected of having need(s) in the following areas:
Students identified as having a possible need are evaluated when it is developmentally appropriate for the child. A Speech and Language Individual Plan (SLIP) is written for every child who qualifies for services. Parental consent is necessary for both an evaluation and for participation in the program.
Students are scheduled for weekly group or individual speech/language therapy. Home assignments may be given to supplement the in-school program.