Speech Therapy

We believe that every student can communicate. Communication is complex and multi-modal (verbal/non-verbal). Language skills are necessary within the school environment to engage in social interactions, to support functional performance, and to access the curriculum. Effective communication is the cornerstone of preparing students to become contributing members of society.

Administration Office
799 West Kensington Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-1111

Related Services Coordinator:
Christine Pasquesi

847-463-8128  cpasquesi@nsseo.org

Professional Learning Administrative Assistant
Katie Krafton

847-463-8133 kkrafton@nsseo.org

NSSEO provides Speech and Language technical assistance to school-based programs within the cooperative and is available to all eight member districts. A best-practice model, as defined by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), is used to support the integral roles Speech-Language Pathologists have in education. Speech-Language services help students meet the performance standards of the school district and state (Common Core State Standards) specifically reading, writing, listening, speaking, and problem solving.

The Speech and Language services consist of an ASHA certified Speech-Language Technical Assistance Coordinator and an Administrative Assistant.

  • Facilitate Speech and Language department meetings within NSSEO programs and member districts.
  • Consultation with special education staff, administration, general education staff, parents.
  • Assessment of oral motor skills and the development of feeding programs.
  • Dissemination of best-practice information in the form of newsletters, email alerts, and state and federal publications.
  • Specialized coaching for Early Childhood and English Language Learner programs.
  • Support for the role of the Speech Language Pathologist in implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) and integrated therapy services.