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EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION

On Monday, March 30, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that due to COVID-19 response efforts, all schools in the commonwealth will be closed until further notice.  As a result, all Bucks County IU offices, programs, and services are now closed until further notice. Families who receive services from the Bucks IU will be contacted regarding plans to provide continuity of education through online or virtual platforms.

Responses to Right to Know requests will also be delayed until school offices open once again.

EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATION
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Speech and Language Services

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We will evaluate and provide direct therapy and consultative services to children, ages three to 21, in need of support with communicative challenges. Our staff of 100+ American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certified* Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants have nearly 1,000 hours of collective experience and knowledge to draw from to support the children we serve. Our service areas include:

  • Speech            
  • Articulation            
  • Fluency
  • Voice Disorders        
  • Phonology Disorders    
  • Pragmatic Language
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders        
  • Executive Functions

We offer services directly to children ages three to five through our Preschool Early Intervention Programs. Students between the ages of six and 21 must have their services/therapies contracted through their resident school district, who may then contract with us. Services are set up to be provided in the least restrictive environment (LRE), which for small children may be their home and for school-age children will often be in their school. Providing services in a child’s school allows us to incorporate and adapt therapies in an integrated fashion with the student’s curriculum for support in the areas of their school day that will provide them with the most help in achieving their academic objectives.

Early Intervention

The sooner intervention services, support, and therapies are able to be initiated, the greater the opportunity a child has for maximum growth and developmental gains prior to beginning elementary school. Early Intervention Services may close the achievement gap for children with disabilities and delayed development. We screen over 4,000 students each year to help determine who may need these supports and therapies. Children ranging in age from infants to age five can be evaluated by our highly skilled staff utilizing a wide variety of assessment tools to determine if the child qualifies for special education programming and related services. Early Intervention Services are provided at no cost to families.

Specialty Teams

Within our large team of over 100 speech and language pathologists and assistants, we have created smaller "specialized" teams who meet, research, attend programs, and collaborate on several distinct areas of specialization:

  • Oral Motor – evaluations and consultations for students with feeding challenges
  • Bilingual Support – for evaluations and consultations
  • Augmentative-Alternative Communications Team – providing consultations, recommendations, and support for use and adaptation of high and low tech supports to communication

*The Certificate of Clinical Competence (also known as the "Cs") is a nationally recognized professional credential that represents a level of excellence in the field of audiology (CCC-A) or speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). This credential certifies that our professionals possess the knowledge, skills, and expertise to provide high quality clinical services, and they actively engage in ongoing professional development to keep their certification current.