Speech and Language therapy is available for students who have documented needs (as presented in a formal, current evaluation obtained by the parent). Using curriculum-based materials whenever possible, service is a combination of in-class support, individualized therapy, and consultation with classroom teachers. Parents and students work with their advisers to determine the optimal schedule for this service.
The Speech and Language therapist shares updates with advisers regularly and contacts parents at least once a month to ensure a well-coordinated program. Formal progress reports are sent home twice a year at the end of each semester. Each student receiving speech services will be formally evaluated each year using standardized testing to determine the current level of performance. St. Andrew’s Speech and Language therapist also works one-on-one with students and in small groups to build social cognition skillfulness and to offer time and guidance for social problem solving and role playing.