Speech

Speech Therapy Services at Carmel-Clay Schools

Services are provided in the areas of:

  • Articulation (speech sound production)
  • Receptive (comprehension of) Language
  • Expressive (use of) Language
  • Social Language (Pragmatics)
  • Fluency
  • Voice.

A disorder that adversely impacts the child’s educational performance in the general education curriculum is required for identification/eligibility under federal law.

Speech-Language Pathologist Certification

All Carmel-Clay SLP’s hold a Professional License from IPLA or a teaching license from the Indiana DOE. Over 90% of our SLP’s hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Policies and Procedures

Carmel Clay Schools follows policies and procedures as directed by the Hamilton-Boone-Madison (HBM) Special Education Cooperative. Procedures are specified by federal (IDEA) and state (Article 7) law.
We are currently awaiting a revision of the state regulations due to changes that occurred with the passing of IDEA 2004.

In Indiana, Communication Disorder is an eligibility category for special education.

Parents seeking a Communication evaluation (Speech/Language Evaluation) for their child should request the Referral for Evaluation paperwork from their elementary school.

An evaluation and Initial Case Conference will be completed within 60 school days from the date permission was signed. At that time, the committee will determine whether a child is eligible for services and the type, frequency and goals/objectives for therapy.

Speech Therapy Services at Carmel-Clay Schools

Services are provided in the areas of:

  • Articulation/Phonology (speech sound production)
  • Receptive (comprehension of) Language
  • Expressive (use of) Language
  • Social Language (Pragmatics)
  • Fluency
  • Voice

A disorder that adversely impacts the child’s educational performance in the general education curriculum is required for identification/eligibility under federal law.

Speech-Language Pathologist Certification

All Carmel-Clay SLP’s hold a Professional License from IPLA or a teaching license from the Indiana DOE. Over 95% of our SLP’s hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Policies and Procedures

 

The revision of Article 7 became effective August 13, 2008. Students may receive speech and/or language services through formal evaluation.

  • At parent or school request, members of a multi-disciplinary team will consult to identify the suspected disability and determine if additional evaluation information is needed to determine eligibility.

Parents seeking an evaluation of speech and/or language skills should make a verbal or written request to licensed school personnel at their child’s school. The school has the option to complete an evaluation or deny the request. If the school chooses to conduct an evaluation, a Notice of Initial Evaluation, along with the Consent for Evaluation will be mailed to the parents.

An evaluation and Initial Case Conference will be completed within 50 school days from the date the Consent for Evaluation is received by licensed school personnel. At that time, the Case Conference Committee will determine whether a child is eligible for services, the appropriate type and frequency of services, and annual goals.

Children, ages 0-3 years receive services through First Steps in Indiana. Children who received speech therapy through First Steps will transition into services via CCS by their third birthday. 

  • A signed Referral for Evaluation is required. 
  • The Speech-Language Pathologist may elect to complete additional assessments to determine continued need for services.
  • An Initial Case Conference will be held.

First Steps

Children, ages 0-3 years receive services through First Steps in Indiana. Children who received speech therapy through First Steps will transition into services via CCS by their third birthday. 

  • An updated Social/Developmental History and signed Consent for Evaluation is required.
  • The Speech-Language Pathologist may elect to complete additional assessments to determine continued need for services.
  • An Initial Case Conference will be held.