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Supporting students with speech and language impairments

As Chapter 6 states, "students with SLI should receive speech and language services from trained professionals. The role of the classroom teacher is supportive and collaborative" (Powell & Driver, 2013, Section 6.7). As a classroom teacher, explain how you can support students with speech and language impairments by including each of the following:
Identify which special education law(s) impacts students with SLI.
Explain how you will collaborate with the child's speech and language pathologist (SLP) and why this collaboration is important.
Provide strategies you will need to incorporate into your daily routine to assist these children in your classroom. Strategies such as seating arrangement, instructional tips to support the student, as well as how you will help this child's interactions with peers should be included.
Lastly, explain how you will handle a situation where a parent of a child with SLI in your classroom has come to you concerned because their child is being teased by classmates. What will you say to the parent and how will you address this in class?

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As Chapter 6 states, "students with SLI should receive speech and language services from trained professionals. The role of the classroom teacher is supportive and collaborative" (Powell & Driver, 2013, Section 6.7). As a classroom teacher, explain how you can support students with speech and language impairments by including each of the following:

Identify which special education law(s) impacts students with SLI.

IDEA or the Individual's with Disabilities Education Act is the special education law that impacts students with Specific Language Impairment. This Act mandates that students with speech and/or language impairments are mandated to be given special education and related services wherein speech-language pathology services such as Assistive Technology are provided to these students to account for their disability.

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