Special Education Services
Speech Language Pathology
Student working with a speech therapist

Speech Language Pathology

The Speech Language Pathology program provides support to speech language pathologists and assistants to improve outcomes for students identified with speech impairment (SI) and to meet the requirements of state and federal regulations.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Research-based professional development

  • Professional assistance via phone, email or in-district

  • In-district student observations and consultations

  • Continuing professional development hours appropriate for license renewal

  • Access to the TWU SLP Master's Distance Learning Program

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Email your ESC Region 12 Education Specialist, and request to join these email groups for updates:

Stephanie Londenberg

slondenberg@esc12.net

The Texas Woman's University (TWU) SLP Master’s Distance Learning Program provides support to speech language pathology assistants and others who wish to obtain a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas Woman’s University to enable them to work in Texas public schools. This program is provided through the collaboration of TEA, TWU, and participating ESCs and is certified by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA). Graduates will be prepared to apply for their Texas license in speech pathology and for certification by the American Speech and Hearing Association. To learn more detailed information on both undergraduate leveling courses and the graduate program, visit the TWU SLP Distance Venue website.

 

ESC Region 12 provides:

  • Access to mandatory information meetings for potential applicants
  • Access to live video-conferenced classes at ESC Region 12
  • On-site coordinator for evening classes
  • Consultative/professional assistance and support to students and supervisors
  • Facilitation of training for district supervisors of students enrolled in the program

 

NOTE: While applicants accepted into this program will be fully prepared to serve in any professional setting, this program is intended to help ameliorate the shortage of licensed, certified SLPs in Texas public schools and is open only to those committed to employment with a public school district.

    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree in CSD or other field or will have completed the degree by the start of a new cycle
    • Attendance at one mandatory information meeting
    • Meet the admissions standards of both the TWU Graduate School and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Obtain and maintain sponsorships of a local school district and a participating ESC
    • Completion of leveling courses for those who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. These courses must be completed prior to the start of a new cycle. Leveling courses are offered online by TWU and may be available through other universities. ESC Region 12 is not involved in the application for or delivery of the leveling courses.
    • To learn more detailed information on both undergraduate leveling courses and the graduate program, visit the TWU SLP Distance Venue website.
    • The program is currently in its 10th cycle with graduation in summer of 2021.
    • Cycle 11 will begin instruction in summer of 2021. Contact Stephanie Londenberg at slondenberg@esc12.net for additional information.

  • For instructions on making a payment online through PayPal, view our helpful PDF.

     

    If you are currently participating in our TWU Distance Learning SLP Program and you need to make a payment, you have the following options:

    • Pay online using PayPal
    • Pay in person at the ESC Region 12 Business office between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Mail a check made payable to ESC Region 12 with a memo noting it is for TWU tuition.

     

    If you need additional account information, please contact James Bell in the business office at ESC Region 12 at 254-297-1177 or jbell@esc12.net.