The Little Falls Township Public Schools offer comprehensive Speech and Language Services for students who are determined eligible. Speech/Language Specialists are concerned with students’ language functioning and communication skills.
The Speech/Language Specialist is responsible for conducting speech and language evaluations. Additional responsibilities of the Speech/Language Specialist may include direct delivery of speech therapy services, case management, consultation to the Intervention and Referral Services Committee, and consultation with staff and/or parents regarding the student’s language functioning and communication.
The speech/language services program provides services to both the general education students and special education students receiving related services. The preschool handicapped and primary self-contained classes have a speech/language specialist in the classroom for a major portion of the school day, providing speech therapy services in class and offering language-based support in the classroom. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are serviced according to their needs, which include fluency, articulation, language, and auditory processing. Service models include pull-out in small group of up to five students, in class support, and language infusion. Students are monitored through functional observation and staff in-services are provided to faculty as needed.