Distance Learning Plan
Review the district’s comprehensive COVID-19 response plan, including the plan for distance learning through the end of the school year. Read more.

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Lunch Menu

What’s for breakfast and lunch? Our schools offer nutritious meals to encourage healthy eating.

News

Talking to your child during stressful times Talking to your child during stressful times Monday, 01 June 2020 Many of us are struggling to understand what is happening in our society and our children may have questions we aren’t... More detail
On your mark: Register for the Reading is Fun Virtual 5K On your mark: Register for the Reading is Fun Virtual 5K Friday, 29 May 2020 The 10th annual Reading is Fun 5K, sponsored by District 279 Foundation and Kidstop, will be a virtual event this year, held... More detail
Osseo Area Schools to provide free meals to eligible children through federally funded summer program Osseo Area Schools to provide free meals to eligible children through federally funded summer program Thursday, 28 May 2020 Osseo Area Schools will provide free meals to children through Tuesday June 30 at the sites listed below. Five sites... More detail
Unified Schools program creating inclusive learning opportunities in Osseo Area Schools Unified Schools program creating inclusive learning opportunities in Osseo Area Schools Thursday, 28 May 2020 The Unified Schools program in Osseo Area Schools recently received recognition from Special Olympics Minnesota for creating... More detail

The educationally based speech-language pathologist (SLP) identifies and provides both direct and consultative speech and language services to children, birth through ages 21, who have difficulties in the area of articulation, language, fluency, and voice. The development of communication skills is important for all students and can impact school success. SLP services can target communication disabilities, which adversely affect an individual’s educational performance. 

Many students in school have significant communication problems that include difficulties with speech and/or language skill development. According to Minnesota State special education criteria, a child may meet eligibility as a student with a Speech or Language Impairment in four areas: articulation disorder, voice disorder, fluency disorder (e.g. stuttering) and language disorder. Student with other primary disabilities (e.g. developmental delays, learning disabilities, physical impairments, mental impairments autism) may also exhibit communication problems that co-occur with their primary disability and require the specialized, direct or consultative, services of the SLP.

SLPs serve students with identified speech and/or language impairments and needs at all Osseo schools and sites. Services may include screening, pre-referral consultation, referral for evaluation, and indirect or direct service delivery. Intervention is based upon each student’s individual needs and the IEP team helps determine the goals. 

Jan Bitzer
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