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    Speech-Language Impaired Program

     

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines a speech or language impairment as "a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance" (34 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] § 300.8(c)). Both speech and language impairments are not primarily the result of factors related to chronological age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or limited English proficiency.

     

    Speech Impairment:

    Speech impairments are disorders of speech sounds, fluency, or voice that interfere with communication, adversely affect performance and/or functioning in the educational environment, and result in the need for exceptional student education.

     

    The following link provides supportive information about Speech Impairment:

     

    Language Impairment:

    Language impairments are disorders of language that interfere with communication, adversely affect performance and/or functioning in the student’s typical learning environment, and result in the need for exceptional student education. A Language impairment is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. These include: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and/or pragmatics.

    The following link provides supportive information about Language Impairment:

     

     

    If you have a concern about your child's speech and/or language development, please contact your child's school. Questions regarding services for PreK age (3-5 years of age), students, not currently enrolled in a public school program, should contact Child Find at (321) 633-1000 x11552 or online by visiting FDLRS East

     

     

    Join Our Team

    Brevard Public Schools is seeking Speech-Language Pathologists

    If you are a Master’s Level Speech-Language Pathologist seeking employment in an educational setting, contact Brevard Public Schools. Our Speech-Language Pathologists provide support to students ages 3 through 21 with a variety of communication disorders. We support ASHA’s position statement on the roles and responsibilities of school-based personnel. 

     

     The following link provides the job description for speech-language pathologists: 

    Speech-Language Pathologist Job Description/Qualifications

     

     

     

    District Contacts:

    Nicole Burks, Resource Teacher   (321)633-1000 x11537  burks.nicole@brevardschools.org

    Stephanie Martin, Support Specialist   (321) 633-1000 x11707   martin.stephanie@brevardschools.org