• Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)    
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    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?

    • Speech sound disorders - (articulation/phonology, difficulty pronouncing sounds)
    • Language disorders - (receptive/expressive/pragmatic, difficulty understanding what they hear as well as expressing themselves with words, social language and interactions)
    • Cognitive-communication disorders - (difficulty with thinking skills including perception, memory, awareness, reasoning, judgment, intellect and imagination)
    • Stuttering (fluency) disorders - (interruption of the flow of speech that may include hesitations, repetitions, prolongations of sounds or words)
    • Voice disorders - (quality of voice that may include hoarseness, nasality, volume (too loud or soft)


    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.


    Katie Brakemeier, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Dove Elementary 
    Jill Fanelli, M.A., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Silverlake Elementary, Grapevine High School
    Jill Hall, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Bear Creek Elementary, Heritage Middle School
    Karyn Hamson, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Cross Timbers Middle School, Colleyville Heritage High School, Grapevine High School
    Rachel Hennessy, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Bransford Elementary, Timberline Elementary
    Lesley Henry, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Private School 
    Katie Jenkins, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Colleyville Elementary, Heritage Elementary 
    817-305-4920  x 3457 
    Heather Killeen, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    OC Taylor Elementary 
    Judith Little, M.A., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Lead, Bransford Elementary 
    Stacey Moore, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    PALS Program/ OC Taylor Elementary
    817- 251-5680  x 2708
    Suzanne Rash, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Glenhope Elementary, Grapevine Middle School
    Linda Sell, M.A., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Grapevine Elementary School
    Assistive Technology Specialist, Audiology Coordinator
    817-251-5735  x3653
    Beverly Sweatt, M.A., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Cannon Elementary, Colleyville Middle 
    817-305-4900  x 2384
    Dina Vasquez, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Cannon Elementary, Silverlake Elementary, Bilingual 
    817-251-5680  x 3462 
    Claudia Wyngaarde, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Timberline Elementary, Bilingual
    Assistive Technology Specialist 
Last Modified on November 10, 2017