Language disorders - (difficulty understanding what they hear as well as expressing themselves with words)
Cognitive-communication disorders - (difficulty with thinking skills including perception, memory, awareness, reasoning, judgment, intellect and imagination)
Stuttering (fluency) disorders - (interruption of the flow of speech that may include hesitations, repetitions, prolongations of sounds or words)
Voice disorders - (quality of voice that may include hoarseness, nasality, volume (too loud or soft)
Speech and language skills are essential to academic success and learning. Language is the basis of communication. Reading, writing, gesturing, listening, and speaking are all forms of language. Learning takes place through the process of communication. The ability to communicate with peers and adults in the educational setting is essential for a student to succeed in school.
Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
District Title VI & Title IX Contact: Greg Wolleck, HS Regional Administrator (503-916-3963)
District 504 Contact: Tammy Jackson, Director, Student Services (503-916-5460)
American Disabilities Act Contact: Human Resources (503-916-3544)