Dismissing A Student From Speech

by Kayla
(Utah)

If I have a student only working on articulation and the student as mastered all of his speech goals, is using his sounds consistently in conversation, and his teacher reports that she doesn’t notice errors in his speech in the classroom, can I use that data to dismiss him from speech services or do I have to complete a standardized assessment as well?

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Feb 06, 2020
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No Assessment Is Needed!
by: Bridget

If the student has mastered all of his goals and progress has generalized to conversational speech outside of the classroom, he can be dismissed on that data alone.

Good job!

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