Speech and Language Services

District 30 employs speech and language pathologists at all of our schools. These professionals evaluate, diagnose and provide therapy services to improve articulation, receptive language, expressive language, voice, fluency and pragmatics. Services may be provided through Response to Intervention or an Individual Education Plan.

In District 30, preschool screenings are conducted several times throughout the school year. For more information regarding preschool screenings or to schedule a screening, please contact the District Office at (847) 498-4190.

Universal speech/language screenings are administered mid year in Kindergarten and 2nd grade. Following these screenings, parents will be notified if there are concerns. At times, developmental speech errors are noted and a re-screening will be competed the following year.

Teachers or parents may also request speech-language screenings. If you are concerned about your child's speech and/or language development, please contact a speech pathologist at your school or your child's classroom teacher.  A brief screening will be conducted after parent permission is obtained. The parents and classroom teacher will be contacted with the results of the screening. If the screening shows that your child may need speech/language therapy, an evaluation will then be conducted.

Preschool Screenings Complete for the 2018-2019 School Year

Throughout the school year, District 30's preschool screening process is held at Willowbrook School, and is designed to identify preschool age children (3-5 years old), who may benefit from special education support prior to kindergarten. Five developmental areas are included in the screening: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social.

These areas will be assessed after your child has passed a hearing and vision screening. The developmental screening takes about one hour to complete and is conducted by the school district’s speech-language pathologist, psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker, and school nurse. Parents are encouraged to stay with their child throughout the screening.

To verify District 30 residency and make an appointment for a screening, please call the Student Services office at 847-400-8964. For more information about preschool screenings, please contact Lauren Schulman, the District 30 Director of Student Services, at 847-498-4190.