How can I make a referral for Speech Services?
A teacher or parent refers through the building referral team (Note: In Unit 5's case: CARES).· A screening is completed by
the School SLP.
If the child passes the screening, suggested strategies may be recommended. If concerns are validated after the screening,a formal, standardized assessment may be conducted.
This starts the special education process. This process could also include other educational components (e.g. academic achievement, cognitive functioning, motor abilities). After testing is completed, the team determines which area(s) the student is eligible for special education.
If a student is eligible for services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed.