At Woodridge State High School, Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with the school team to develop student competencies in the areas of communication, language, learning and literacy.
As a key member of the school team, SLPs identify and support the implementation of adjustments to the curriculum and strategies for teachers to use. These adjustments support students’ learning and participation at school.
SLPs may use a mix of services which can include:
- advice for teachers and parents
- input to curriculum and programming
- individual and group therapy
- teacher or teacher aide programs
- working with other external agencies (e.g., hospital or private SLPs)
- training for school staff in ways they can support students.
How can these services be accessed?
Concerns about the effects of a child’s speech, language and literacy skills on their learning should be discussed with classroom teachers or Head of Department Student Performance Empowerment and Culture (SPEC). The classroom teacher and/or HOD then communicates this concern with the school-based SLP in order to determine the appropriate supports and next actions.