Columbia School District

Special Education and Student Services

Speech and Language

Speech and Language Services (SPL)

Speech and Language support is provided as a Special Education service for students who demonstrate significant weaknesses in their communication skills that impacts their ability to access grade level curriculum and demonstrate knowledge/comprehension of concepts.

These communication skills include:

  • speech sound production

  • language comprehension

  • verbal language production

  • speech fluency

  • auditory processing

  • vocabulary development

  • phonemic awareness skills.

Remedial speech services are also provided on an informal basis for students with selected speech sound and developmental grammar errors. Speech and Language services are provided in individual and small group format both in and out of the classroom. Support for specific academic skills are often incorporated into a speech and language program.

Speech Language Pathologists work closely with special education and regular education teachers to ensure successful learning for all students.