Whether your child is eligible for services from a speech-language pathologist depends on his needs. You may need to request these services.
Speech-language pathologist are excellent resources for children who have limited English. They can suggest ways to modify the classroom and curriculum, depending on the child's proficiency in English.
They may also:
- Help the classroom teacher find ways to take your child's language skills into account during instruction
- Help the classroom teacher understand differences in communication styles of children with limited English skills
- Help children who are eligible for speech language services learn the structure, meaning, and use of English
- Teach parents how to use language stimulation activities with your child
Check your state guidelines about students who are English language learners with suspected disabilities.