• Speech & Language Overview

    DCIU’s Speech-Language Pathologists provide speech and language services to children ages 3 to 21 who reside in Delaware County. Direct services consist of screenings, evaluations, and interventions for students with communication disorders and related areas including language, articulation, phonology, fluency, and voice.

    Using a continuum of service delivery models, DCIU's Speech-Language Pathologists provide therapy services in a variety of settings including special education classrooms, non-public schools, speech-language therapy rooms, Head Start Programs, and preschools. Services are individualized based on the student's needs.  

    All DCIU Speech-Language Pathologists have Pennsylvania Department of Education certification. Additional certifications include Pennsylvania Professional License and ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competency.  

    The DCIU is an ASHA (American Speech, Language and Hearing Association) approved provider of continuing education units and sponsors workshops during the school year. Through these workshops, Speech-Language Pathologists are able to earn CEU's required for maintenance of their professional license and ASHA certification. 


    We have an online referral form to make the intake process easier, faster, and more user-friendly for families. Please find the intake form at the URL  www.dciu.org/EarlyInterventionIntake

    After filling out the online form, a representative from Early Intervention will reach out to you about next steps. Qualified and trained experts will then do an evaluation with your child to see if he qualifies for services.  Feel free to reach to Speech and Language Supervisors if you have any questions.


    Kim Cott, M.Ed., Speech & Language Program Supervisor
    484-423-7000, ext. 6635 | kcott@dciu.org

    Kelly Lytle, M.A., CCC-SLP, Assistant Speech & Language Program Supervisor
    484-423-7000, ext. 6602klytle@dciu.org

    Jenny McGee, Secretary, Speech & Language Department
    484-423-7000, ext. 6641 | jmcgee@dciu.org