Speech and Language Impaired Support Program
Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) provide specially designed instruction to students whose impairment of language, voice, fluency or articulation is present to such a degree that academic achievement is affected and the condition is significantly handicapping to the student. Services include speech/language/hearing screenings, diagnostics, parent and teacher conferences and involvement in the Instructional Support Team process. Individual, small group and consultation programs are provided. In addition, full–time language classrooms are available for kindergarten and first grade students who meet designated criteria. The continuum of Speech and Language services is provided to students in the special centers, local school districts, other specialized settings and non–public schools. Also, the Speech and Language Support Program is an approved provider for continuing education activities through the American Speech and Language-Hearing Association. This enables SLPs to achieve continuing education units for ACT 48 credits, maintenance of state licensure and the Certificate of Clinical Competence.
For more information, let's answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Speech and Language issues and how such problems are handled by the Speech and Language Program operated by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit Operations and Educational Services Division.
The AIU Speech and Language Impaired Support Program offers a variety of specialized services to school districts. These include evaluations and consultation for auditory processing disorders, feeding and swallowing problems, and communication disorders related to autism. Diagnosticians can be requested for third party Speech and Language evaluations or consultations. Supervisors are also available for consultations and to provide specialized professional development for district based Speech and Language Pathologists. Professional development opportunities are provided, as well as student teaching opportunities. Please see our Specialized Services page for a more in-depth look at these services.