Who We Are
The Wexford-Missaukee ISD employs 13 Speech & Language Pathologists (SLPs), also known as Speech Therapists, who service our seven local school districts. All Speech & Language Pathologists hold a Master’s Degree from an accredited university. Speech & Language Pathologists are either certified Teachers of the Speech and Language Impaired and/or accredited through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP).
What We Do
All Speech & Language Pathologists (SLPs) within the WMISD work with local school districts to provide direct and consult services to students who are identified as having a disability. SLPS also participate on teams addressing issues of at risk-students. SLPs may service students identified as having speech-language impairments, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, hearing impairments, emotional impairments, autism spectrum disorders, or other health impairments. SLPs are members of school-based problem solving teams, evaluation teams and Individualized Education Planning (IEP) teams. To learn more about speech and language disorders check out this webpage.
How We Do It
Speech & Language Pathologists assist local school districts with the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) initiatives by providing technical support with the administration of screening assessments and development of intervention plans for at-risk speech and language learners. Speech & Language Pathologists are members of diagnostic teams that assess students for the presence of an articulation, language, fluency, or voice disability. If a disability is present per the Michigan eligibility criteria for a student with a Speech and Language Impairment, SLPs may carry-out direct therapy intervention and/or consultation with teachers and parents.