Speech and Language News

Speech and Language Services are available to students who have been referred through the problem solving process, which includes the Intervention Assistance Team and Special Education Student Support Team.  Referred students are evaluated in the areas of suspected need which include Receptive/Expressive Language, Articulation, Fluency, or Voice.

A student must meet Minnesota State eligibility criteria in one of the four communication areas to receive speech/language services.  Each speech/language student has a current evaluation and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), which is a specific education plan tailored to the student's individual needs.  The IEP team meets during the year with parents to develop these plans for each student.  Students are served on a direct basis and/or on an indirect/consultative basis.

There are currently three Speech-Language Pathologists at Pillsbury School.  Each Speech-Language Pathologist is nationally certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and by the State of Minnesota.