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Speech and Language Services are supported by Area Education Agencies. Each agency has designated supervisor and lead personnel to guide implementation of federal and state requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. In addition, speech-language pathologists from the field participate in statewide committee work to enhance the development of technical assistance and professional development to meet the speech and language needs of children birth to 21.
2010 Iowa Public School SLP Two Licensure Options to Work in the Schools- Description of the two public school licensure options for SLP with quick links to obtain further information to work in Iowa public schools.
2009 Iowa Speech-Language Services Eligibility & Exit Considerations Practice Guidelines- This document provides a consistent process to identify common factors and procedures to use when making caseload decisions. These decisions are based on the student's instructional need, discrepancy from peers and rate of progress.
Service Delivery Models 2004 - A student centered decision-making framework for service delivery to effectively and efficiently interface speech-language services with educational progress.
2012 SLP ELL Manual Updated- A manual to provide speech-language pathologists the information they need to provide appropriate services to second language learners in the schools, describe the legal mandates second language acquisition, response to intervention and provide additional second language resources.
AEA 267 Speech-Language Pathologist Website
This website provides information on communication development, activities and other resources for SLPs, parents and teachers regarding communication disorders. http://www.aea267.k12.ia.us/sl/
Grant Wood AEA 10 Speech-Language Pathologist Website
SLPs, parents and teachers regarding communication disorders.
Language Development in Internationally Adopted Children
Vocabulary Development in Internationally Adopted Infants and Toddlers with developmental charts.
Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA)
Organized to promote speech-language and hearing as an area of science and as a service profession.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Best source of information for professionals, parents, and students for speech, language, and hearing related disorders.
A great online source for reliable and comprehensive information about childhood apraxia of speech for families, professionals and all those who care about a child with apraxia.
Speech Therapy Activities
Provides activities in the areas of articulation, language, literacy, and technology.