Role of School Nurses in Identifying the Need for Speech Therapy

Donna Mazyck with Nancy Carrera, RN, and Deborah Adamczyk Dixon, M.A. CCC-SLP

Unidentified speech issues in students can have a profound impact on their literacy and ability to succeed academically. School nurses are in a key position to spot students who need special attention in this area. In this segment we talk about common speech issues and how to identify them.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Nancy Carrera RN, is lead nurse at a special needs school with a mixture of medically fragile and developmentally delayed students. She is also mother of a multi-handicapped 20 year old daughter. Deborah Adamczyk Dixon, M.A. CCC-SLP, Director, School Services, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
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