Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) are essential members of education teams.
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. S-LPs play a critical role in supporting academic success, as well as the social and emotional well-being of students.
By contributing their expertise in all aspects of communication — including the interconnection between listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting with others— S-LPs are essential to an effective, comprehensive education team.
Please refer to the list below to explore how the expertise of school S-LPs helps children with all aspects of communication.
S-LPs in Schools – General Overview
- S-LPs in Schools Infographic
- S-LPs in Schools Poster
- SAC Position Statement on the Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools
- SAC Position Paper on Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in Schools
- Official Statement on Speech-Language Pathology Services in Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic