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Special Services

Speech and Language Services

 What are Speech and Language Services?

 The development of age-appropriate speech and language skills is essential to the learning process and to a student's social, emotional, and academic growth. Students must be able to comprehend language, express their thoughts and opinions, interact effectively and efficiently with peers and adults, and produce speech which others can easily understand.

Gloucester Township Public Schools provide speech and language services for students who demonstrate a need to improve their speech and language skills in articulation, language disorder, fluency, or voice disorder which adversely affects a student's educational performance.

 How are students referred for Speech and Language services?

If there is a concern about a student's speech and language proficiency, it can be addressed as part of a Child Study Team evaluation or in isolation. Students can be referred for speech and language services by their parents or their classroom teachers.The goal of these services is to help students develop the speech and language skills necessary to increase the student's ability to perform in an educational setting.