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Argyle Speech Therapy

Welcome to Argyle ISD's Speech Language Pathology page. 

What is school-based SPEECH-LANGUAGE therapy? 

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with educational evaluation teams to provide comprehensive language and speech assessments for students. Services to students with speech-language disorders may be provided in small group sessions, in classrooms when teaming with teachers, or in a consultative model with teachers and parents. SLPs integrate students' speech-language goals with academic outcomes and functional performance.

What type of SPEECH-LANGUAGE disorders affect school-aged children?

How is a student eligible for SPEECH-LANGUAGE services?

Generally, children are considered eligible as a student with a speech-language impairment if they meet TEA eligibility criteria. This means that a student must have a speech and/or language impairment that the nature of the impairment requires specially designed instruction, and the impairment causes a documented adverse effect on your child’s academic or non-academic performance. There are specific criteria for each speech and language area. Please consult your school SLP for more information. 

Ways a SPEECH-LANGUAGE disorder may affect school performance? 

Children with communication disorders frequently do not perform at grade level.  They may struggle with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language, misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgment, and have difficulty with tests.  Difficulty in learning to listen, speak, read, or write can result from problems in language development.  Problems can occur in the production, comprehension, and awareness of language sounds, syllables, words, sentences, and conversation.  Individuals with reading and writing problems also may have trouble using language to communicate, think, and learn.

Jodie Gibson

Lead Speech Language Pathologist, M.S., CCC-SLP