Speech/Language Services

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SERVICES

Speech impairments are disorders of speech sounds, fluency, or voice that interfere with communication, adversely affect performance and/or functioning in the educational environment, and result in the need for exceptional student education;

  1. Speech sound disorder– A speech sound disorder is a phonological or articulation disorder that is evidenced by the atypical production of speech sounds characterized by substitutions, distortions, additions, or omissions that interfere with intelligibility. A speech sound disorder is not primarily the result of factors related to chronological age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or limited English proficiency.
    • Phonological disorder– A phonological disorder is an impairment in the system of phonemes and phoneme patterns within the context of spoken language.
    • Articulation disorder– An articulation disorder is characterized by difficulty in the articulation of speech sounds that may be due to a motoric or structural problem.
  2. Fluency disorder– A fluency disorder is characterized by deviations in continuity, smoothness, rhythm, or effort in spoken communication. It may be accompanied by excessive tension and secondary behaviors, such as struggle and avoidance. A fluency disorder is not primarily the result of factors related to chronological age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or limited English proficiency.
  3. Voice disorder– A voice disorder is characterized by the atypical production or absence of vocal quality, pitch, loudness, resonance, or duration of phonation that is not primarily the result of factors related to chronological age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or limited English proficiency.

This definition is found in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.03012, F.A.C.



Speech and Language Assignments for 2017-2018 School Year:

Sarabeth Kirkland, MS CCC-SLP
(lead)James A. Long Elementary, Children's Reading Center Charter 

KristinaGreenway, MS CCC-SLP: Middleton-Burney Elementary

Thelma Irizarry, Speech Associate DOE: Middleton-Burney Elementary

Kelli Smith, MS CF-SLPCCJSHS, Miller Middle, Browning-Pearce Elementary

Randi Revels, MS CCC-SLP: Browning-Pearce Elementary

Brynn Miles, M. Ed. CCC-SLPMellon Elementary, Putnam Academy of Arts & Sciences Charter, Palatka High

Eryn Harris, MS SLPCFJenkins Middle, Central Private Schools, Moseley Elementary

Alyssa Barnes, MS CCC-SLPMoseley Elementary

Lindy Smith, MS SLPCFKelley Smith Elementary, EDGE Charter, C.L. Overturf 6th Grade Center 

Kristin Derringer, MS CCC-SLPE.H. Miller Center School

Erin Russel, BA, Speech Grad Student: Price Middle, Interlachen Elementary

Rachel Dyson, MS CCC-SLPInterlachen Elementary, Q.I. Roberts Jr/Sr 

Morgan Pirkle, MS SLPCFMelrose Elementary, Interlachen High

Tia Curry, BA, DOE Speech Language Impaired Certificate: Ochwilla Elementary

To contact the Speech and Language Professional that serves your child's school, please contact the school directly or the ESE Department (386) 329 - 0528.