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    Speech-Language Impairments

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines a speech or language impairment as "a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance" (34 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] § 300.8(c)).
     
     

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    If you are a Master’s Level Speech-Language Pathologist seeking employment in an educational setting, investigate Volusia County Public Schools!  Our Speech-Language Pathologists provide support to students ages 3 through 21 with a variety of communication disorders.  We support ASHA’s position statement on the roles and responsibilities of school-based personnel.  We provide training and mentoring in best practices in the field and advocate for a workload approach.  Our team is supported by trained and certified SLP administrators.   If you have never practiced in a school setting, are an experienced school SLP, or if you are in a Communication Disorders graduate program and would like information about employment opportunities with our speech-language program, let us help you get started! 

    Speech-Language Contacts 

    Volusia County Schools ​Main Telephone Lines:
    DeLand: (386) 734-7190
    Daytona: (386) 255-6475 or (386) 258-4660
    New Smyrna Beach: (386) 427-5223
    Osteen: (386) 860-3322 
     
    Pat Kicklighter
    Pat Kicklighter, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Coordinator, Speech-Language, DHH, Vision Programs
    Email: pkicklig@volusia.k12.fl.us
    Ext. 20478

    Cynthia Sears, M.S., CCC-A/SLP
    Administrator, Speech-Language, DHH, Vision Programs
    Email: CCSEARS@volusia.k12.fl.us
    Ext. 38338/38334
     
    Kathy Beauchamp, Office Specialist III
    Ext. 20435
     
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