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SIUE Speech, Language, and Hearing Center

Community Outreach

SIUE Speech Language Hearing Center

Head Start Programs

Language enrichment and supportive speech and language therapy is a service provided to Head Start programs in the area. Our graduate students utilize push-in therapy within the classroom to provide language enrichment for all students in the classrooms. Speech and language services are also provided for those preschool students who have already been identified with a communication disorder with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) through the public school district or present with at-risk communication behaviors. Our graduate students help in the identification of these preschool students through screenings and observations. With this collaboration with the Head Start programs, our students are able to learn from the classroom teachers and also model techniques that will promote appropriate speech and language skills. This partnership is a collaborative model that helps all populations involved.
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