Speech & Language

Shelbie Karl, [email protected]

Nine Mile Falls Elementary School
340-4030

Lakeside Middle School
509-340-4152

Lakeside High School
509-340-4158

Samantha Fantin, Sfantin@9mile.org

Lake Spokane Elementary School
509-340-4068


Mrs. Shelbie KarlSpeech Language therapy is provided in the Nine Mile School District for students who qualify for the program. This service is available to students from the ages of three to twenty-one years. Students are referred to a certificated Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) by parents, guardians, or classroom teachers. After a student is screened, further evaluation will be determined by the SLP. Parents will receive a referral packet. Testing will target areas of concern which may include: speech/articulation, language, fluency, and voice.

Speech (articulation):
The manner in which speech sounds are pronounced

Language:
How one understands and/or expresses information to others

Fluency (stuttering):
Repetitions, prolongations, hesitations, & other interruptions in the flow of speech that interfere with communication

Voice:
Deviation in pitch, intensity, or quality that interferes with communication

After the evaluation is completed, parents will be invited to an Evaluation/IEP meeting. Goals and objectives will be written for each student based on the results of the evaluations. The SLP carefully sequences instruction and maintains data about student progress. An individual education program (IEP) meeting will be held annually to discuss progress and update objectives.