Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) play an essential role in education teams.

S-LPs are increasingly working with teachers directly in the classroom. This approach to providing speech-language pathology services ensures that learning goals are relevant and functional to the child’s learning environment.

S-LPs have a variety of roles within the school setting. This includes collaborating with teachers in the classroom, as well as working with speech-language pathology assistants to provide individualized and group services to students of all ages. As members of interprofessional teams, they also contribute to educational goal setting, planning and curriculum accessibility.

In recognition of the critical role S-LPs play in supporting academic success, as well as the social and emotional well-being of students, SAC has added four new resources to our S-LPs in Schools Toolkit:

When teachers and S-LPs work together in the classroom, students at-risk of speech and language issues are able to benefit from different approaches to meeting the oral and written language demands of the curriculum.

SAC S-LPs in Schools Toolkit

S-LPs in Schools – General Overview

Language & Literacy

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Classroom Acoustics