Any students with speech, language and communication needs are eligible to access Department of Education and Training (DET) speech-language therapy services. Local processes will determine which students will be prioritised for services.
DET provides speech-language therapy services for students with speech, language and communication needs or with eating and drinking difficulties. They have specialised knowledge of:
- speech, voice and fluency
- language and communication strategies
- social interaction skills
- eating, drinking and swallowing.
DET speech-language pathologists:
- work as members of the education team to determine the educational needs of students with special needs in communication or with eating and drinking
- assist in developing and delivering programs
- help the education team to adjust the communication demands of the curriculum
- train teachers or teacher aides in ways they can support the child
- consult with and provide resources to school staff, parents and the school community
- liaise with other agencies.
For more information about DET speech-language therapy:
- talk to staff at your school or PEO, SS
- visit the therapy services area of the disability policy website.
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This page was last reviewed on 13 Jul 2016