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 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.
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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.
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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
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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:
Nicole Burks, Resource Teacher (321)633-1000 x11537 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Martin, Support Specialist (321) 633-1000 x11707 email@example.com