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)
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.