Our speech-language pathologists
(SLPs) provide special education services to children with a wide
variety of speech and language disorders.
- Identify and evaluate students with speech, language, and related problems.
- Plan and conduct activities to improve a student's speaking, listening, and other language skills.
- Collaborate with parents, caregivers,
teachers, and other professionals in understanding and meeting a
student's speech, language, and academic needs.
- Monitor and document the effectiveness of treatment and student progress.
- Provide early intervention services to students by conducting hearing screenings, participating in SRBI teams, and consulting with staff and parents.
- Write reports to describe student speech-language assessments and progress.
- Train and supervise paraprofessionals and ABA providers.
The development of age-appropriate
speech and language skills is essential to the learning process and to a
student's social and emotional growth. Children must be able to
comprehend the language, express their thoughts, request explanations
from the teacher and produce speech that others can easily understand.
The Bethel School District provides a
continuum of services for students who demonstrate a need to improve
their speech/language skills. It is just one of the many programs we
offer in support of students who may have special needs. We hope you
will find this information helpful in understanding what the program is
and how it can help your child.
Frequently Asked Questions
Websites for speech and language activities
NEW May 2015:
Please visit the Bethel Public Schools' SLP Pinterest Page! We have created boards such as Tips for Parents, Tips for Teachers, and various boards for speech-language apps.
Bethel SLP Pinterest Page
For more information about speech, language, and hearing disorders, visit The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website.
Bethel Public Schools SLP Department Staff
All of Bethel’s Speech-Language Pathologists
are required to have:
Licensure by the CT Department of Health and Certification by the CT State Dept. of Education
CCC-SLP indicates Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Susan DeWitt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Berry Elementary School/High School, 203-794-8728
Valerie DeWitt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Rockwell Elementary School, 203-830-7305
Kate Hamylak, M.S., CCC-SLP
Bethel Middle/High School, 203-794-8727
Catherine Lakatos, M.S. , CCC-SLP
Berry Elementary School, 203-794-8728
Elizabeth Rey, M.S., CCC-SLP
Johnson Elementary School/High School, 203-794-8721
Melissa Salierno, M.S., CCC-SLP
Circle of Friends Preschool, 203-794-8728