• title Speech language Services

    Speech

    refers to articulation (how sounds are formed and strung together), (the rhythm or flow of speech), and voice (the pitch or quality of the sound).

    Language

    refers to receptive language (what the child understands) and expressive language (what the child verbally expresses or says).

    Who Do We Serve?

    Birdville ISD provides speech-language services to children 3-22 years of age who are considered to demonstrate "speech impairment."

    What Does "Speech Impairment Mean?

    "Speech Impairment means a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or voice impairment that adversely affects a child's educational performance.

    How Is Eligibility for Speech-Language Services Determined?

    Birdville ISD will use information from a variety of sources including parent referral information, observation, and evaluation by a certified speech-language pathologist to determine eligibility for speech-language services.

    An Individual Education Planning Team Committee determines the services provided. The parents are part of this committee.

    Where Are Speech-Language Services Provided?

    The speech-language pathologist at the child's neighborhood school provides therapy services.

    How to Make a Referral for Speech-Language Therapy Services.

    To make a referral or obtain additional information contact your neighborhood school or call (817) 547-5737.

    NOTE: SERVICES PROVIDED AT NO COST TO THE PARENTS

    If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Thomas
    at ( 817) 547-5737 or Email Jamie.