A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is a specially trained professional having at least a Master’s degree that works to diagnose and treat a wide range of communication disorders. In the school setting, SLPs work with students who have been determined to have deficient communication skills that adversely impact their educational progress. These communication skill deficits may be in the areas of: expressive language (conveying thoughts, feelings, ideas appropriately), receptive language (understanding information), voice, stuttering, articulation (pronouncing sounds correctly), social skills, and feeding and swallowing (chewing, sucking, triggering a swallow). Click here for more information on the roles of school speech-language pathologists.
The keys to academic success are rooted in students having the ability to read, write, listen, speak, and think effectively. These keys are rooted in strong communication skills and SLPs help students acquire the necessary skills and/or strategies to succeed in the school environment.
CCESC employs a team of 30 full and part- time SLPs to serve the students of Clermont County schools. Each SLP serves 1-3 schools with an average workload of 65 students. SLPs serve students individually or in small and/or larger groups. They collaborate with teacher teams and parents to insure student success. The department shares abundant resources and maintains terrific opportunities to network with other speech-language pathologists.