Students who are having difficulty in the areas of articulation, voice, or fluency
may be referred to the Speech-Language Specialist by parents or teachers.
If it is determined that the speech concern may adversely affect the
educational performance, the classroom teacher, speech-language
specialist, and parent
meet to determine if an evaluation is necessary. Evaluation procedures are completed
with parental permission. When the evaluation process is
completed, a meeting is
held to discuss the
results and determine the student's eligibility for speech and
services. If eligible, an
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed
to address the child's specific needs.
According to N.J.A.C.
6A:14, a referral for a student for whom a language disability
is suspected must be forwarded to the child study team. If it is
determined at the
identification meeting that an evaluation is
warranted, the student must be evaluated by
a minimum of two child study
team members, and other specialists as deemed
necessary, in accordance
with N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.4(d).