Approximately 19% of students who receive special education supports have a speech or language impairment, including many middle and high school students.
Some of these students exhibit language deficits that often directly correlate to difficulty in academics, social skills, and behavior. SLPs can be an integral member of an adolescent student’s educational team by providing targeted language therapy. This presentation describes the importance of targeting academic language using expository texts as well as addressing underlying language deficits when providing language therapy to this population.
Here’s the link to the presentation: Adolescent Language