The speech language pathologists (SLP) at MECDHH provide consultation, coaching, and/or direct speech, language, and communication therapy to students and families as indicated in each Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). SLPs are qualified to target skills encompassing the areas of early communication, audition, speech development, pragmatics, and expressive and receptive language skills. Working closely with parents, teachers, audiologists, and other therapists, SLPs determine how to best advance each child’s communication abilities. Ongoing assessment and therapy are provided in various ways tailored to the unique outcomes, goals, and needs of each child, family, or team. SLPs attend team meetings to provide progress updates, make recommendations, and collaborate with team members to develop strategies to support functional communication in order to ensure programming meets each child’s individual needs.