Speech Language Pathologist Vision Statement
BPS speech-language pathologists collaborate with students, educators, families, and outside agencies to develop the communication, speech and language skills that underlie curiosity, individuality, collaboration and independence, within an educational setting.
Our speech and language supports follow IDEA and MARSE, which provide the guiding principles for our specialized services. Our area of expertise is designed to facilitate student engagement and achievement of the academic and social performance standards of school so that students reach their potential. BPS SLPs provide direct, indirect, and consultation services within school-wide systems. We work across levels to utilize and educate others on research-based best practices in both MTSS and special education. Our supports to nonpublic schools follow MDE’s Family Matters NonPublic Fact Sheet.
School-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to improve student engagement and achievement so that students meet the academic and social performance standards of their school. They work across all ages, birth through age 26, in Michigan schools and educational settings to support communication, language and speech development. Specific responsibilities of these specialized instructional support personnel (SISP) include:
- Speech and language disorder prevention
- Program design
- Data collection and analysis
- Compliance activities