Portland Public Schools

  Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

Speech Language Pathology

Speech Language Pathologists work with the full range of human communication and its disorders in order to:
  • Evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders
  • Treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in students
Children may experience one or more of the following disorders:
  • Speech sound disorders - (difficulty pronouncing sounds)
  • 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.

Information provided by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

The Oregon Department of Education facilitates the provision of speech and language services in the public school system.

Speech / Language Forms

The "Speech and Language Short Report Form" is located in Resources > Forms, under the Speech / Language heading.

Additionally, Speech and Language test descriptors can be found in Resources > Forms > Assessment / Evaluation.

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