Our Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide direct and indirect speech, language, and communication therapy to help students become effective communicators. Speech and language therapy levels are based upon specific IEP mandates and individual student evaluations. Therapy is provided on an individual basis or in small groups in the therapist’s office or in the student’s classroom.
Speech/language therapists at NYSD also conduct comprehensive speech and language evaluations and prepare student progress and evaluative reports which are shared with parents and the respective school district Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).
Therapists additionally participate in daily hearing device checks and provide on-going training and consultative services to staff regarding communication methodology and strategies needed by students for effective instruction.
NYSD Speech Language Pathologists provide services for students using a variety of communication modes and strategies including ASL, spoken English, written English, augmentative communication, and picture communication support. They also collaborate closely with other professionals on the student’s team to ensure that each student’s potential is maximized.
Services provided individually and in small group settings are…
Speech reading Training
Pragmatic Language Training (e.g. establishing eye contact, turn taking, maintaining a topic of conversation)
Communication strategies to prevent or repair communication breakdowns
Language expansion—both receptive/expressive language building
Auditory Training—detection, discrimination, identification, and comprehension
Supporting the use of integrated technology and augmentative communication in the classroom and community
Hearing device checks & troubleshooting
Speech and Language Department Contact Information (914) 481-8228 VP: (914) 259-8012