• Welcome to Speech Therapy at Nelson Elementary!  

    Speech-Language Pathology addresses many domains; however, not all are commonly addressed in the school setting.  School-based speech and language therapy addressed the following areas of functional communication:

    Articulation – speech sound production
    Language – receptive language (what is understood, input) and expressive language (what is expressed, output)
    Pragmatic Language – how language is used socially across settings and people
    Fluency – stuttering impairments (sound, word or phrase repetitions, prolongations, blocks)
    Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) – utilization of forms of communication other than oral speech to express thoughts and needs (pictures, sign language, speech generating devices, etc.)

    Denton ISD Speech and Language Services

    Speech and Language services are provided for children who have an identified speech impairment in the area of articulation/phonology, voice, fluency, and/or language as determined by state and federal law and district policy. 

    For information about speech and language disorders, click on the following links:

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association

    Denton ISD Special Education


     Concerned about your child’s speech and/or language development? Here’s what you can do:

    Nelson Elementary students: Contact Jacquelyn Guevara at Nelson Elementary (follow link on the left for contact information)

    Preschool-age: If your child is over the age of three but not yet enrolled in school or attends a preschool, follow the link to complete the forms necessary to request a special education evaluation: Parent Request for Special Education Assessment

    Under 3: For information about services available for children birth to three, contact Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) of North Central Texas: 3880 Hulen Street, Suite 400, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or call at 1-888-754-0524 or 817-446-8000.