Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
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?
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 PATHOLOGYPARENT RESOURCESAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationThe 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.A company that creates educational games and materials for speech-language pathologists and parents of children with special needs.Website that reviews apps for speech therapy.Speech and Language KidsActivities 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.Disclaimer: The resources that can be accessed with links connecting to sources other than the website, gcisd-k12.org, are not maintained by Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is not responsible for the contents of any such resources. The existence of a link should not be assumed as an endorsement by Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District.
GCISD SLP CONTACTS2015-2016Katie Brakemeier, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistDove Elementary817-251-5777Teresa Cochran, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistGrapevine High, Assistive Technology Coordinator817-305-4920 x 3834Cindy Edington. Licensed Speech/Language PathologistSpeech-Language PathologistOCT Elementary, PALS817-305-4820 x 2743Jill Fanelli, M.A., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistSilverlake Elementary, Grapevine High School817-251-5708Lesley Henry, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistPrivate School214-688-2930Katie Jenkins, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistColleyville Elementary, Heritage Elementary817-305-4920 x 3457
Heather Killeen, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistOC Taylor Elementary, ECDC817firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith Little, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistLead, Bransford Elementary817-305-4837Mary Marion, Speech-Language Therapist, M.EDSpeech-Language PathologistBear Creek Elementary, Heritage Middle817-305-3380
Stacey Moore, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistPALS Program/ OC Taylor Elementary817- 251-5680 x 2708Linda Sell, M.A., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistGrapevine Elementary SchoolAssistive Technology Specialist, Audiology Coordinator817-251-5735 x3653Beverly Sweatt, M.A., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistCannon Elementary, Colleyville Middle817-305-4900 x email@example.com
Dina Vasquez, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistCannon Elementary, Silverlake Elementary, Bilingual817-251-5680 x firstname.lastname@example.org
Karyn Hamson, M.S., CFY-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistCross Timbers Middle, Colleyville Heritage High817-305-4945
Claudia Wyngaarde, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language PathologistTimberline Elementary, Bilingual817-251-5770