What is Speech Therapy/Language Pathology?
Speech language pathologists are of service to students who face issues with oral communications. The Ministry of Education in BC claims that (2011) “any student with delayed, disordered or atypical speech and/or language skills should be brought to the attention of the speech-language pathologists” (p.31). Students who often take speech therapy can be diagnosed with another disorder or may only require speech therapy without diagnosis to any other disability. Such students can be assessed formally and informally to determine whether speech therapy is needed as well as how effective therapy is when services are provided. Speech-language pathologists work in close collaboration with classroom teachers to accommodate class material when needed.