DIS Service

Designated Instructional Services (DIS) Speech-Language Pathology School Services

Since 1988, Peninsula Associates has provided contracted DIS services in local public schools. We maintain current NPA certification through the California Department of Education and employ many speech-language pathologists with years of relevant school experience. We provide full or part-time services and work with students at all levels: preschool, elementary, middle, and high school.

Importance Of Designated Instructional Services (DIS) In Schools

Designated Instructional Services play a crucial role in ensuring the success of students with disabilities in the school setting. By providing targeted interventions and individualized support, DIS services help students overcome learning barriers and reach their full potential. Special education DIS services, such as speech-language pathology, contribute significantly to the overall academic achievement and personal growth of students with communication difficulties

Peninsula Associates is dedicated to ensuring that contract agencies receive services from highly qualified professionals who will provide a high standard of care and services. We receive referrals from the Local Plan Area, School Districts, and County Office of Education for evaluations, direct consultation/monitoring, and direct individual or group services in fulfillment of IEP recommendations. Qualified therapists provide services to meet the goals of the IEP that pertain to their field of expertise. We can contract with agencies on an ISA or daily rate.

Feedback from our contracting partners in the schools has been enthusiastic.

Feedback from our contracting partners in the schools has been enthusiastic.

“Peninsula Associates has been extremely persistent, flexible, and creative in meeting our district’s speech and language needs. The very professional therapists have been able to smoothly and easily transition into handling difficult caseloads and collaborating with district staff. The entire relationship has been very successful.”

– Director, Special Education

Peninsula Associates Schools is proud to offer school onsite services We do the following

  • Communicate regularly with public school administrators.
  • Negotiate and administer contractual DIS agreements.
  • Provide mentorship to all onsite Peninsula Associates clinicians.
  • Have experienced clinicians that can offer independent evaluations and specialty services to schools, when needed.

“You were highly praised by the teacher for your skills and the way you managed the speech-language caseload from her observations. Bravo!”

– Director, Special Education

“You received glowing praise from colleagues at (school). I am hopeful that we are able to do more things in the future.”

– Director, Special Education

Benefits Of Speech-Language Pathology Services In Schools

Speech-Language Pathology services offer numerous benefits to students within the school environment:

  1. Improved Communication Skills: SLPs help students develop effective communication skills, enabling them to express themselves clearly and confidently both verbally and non-verbally.
  2. Enhanced Academic Performance: By addressing language difficulties, SLPs support students in understanding and using language effectively, which positively impacts their reading, writing, and overall academic performance.
  3. Social Interaction and Peer Relationships: Speech-language interventions focus on improving social communication skills, allowing students to engage in meaningful interactions, build friendships, and participate actively in the classroom and social settings.
  4. Increased Independence: Improved communication abilities empower students to advocate for themselves, understand and follow instructions, and participate independently in academic and daily activities.

The Future Of Designated Instructional Services (DIS) Speech-Language Pathology School Services

The future of DIS services, including speech-language pathology, holds great potential for further advancements in supporting students with communication difficulties. Technological innovations, such as telepractice and digital tools, are expanding access to services, reaching students in remote areas, and providing flexibility in service delivery.

As we move forward, it is essential to continue research and professional development to ensure evidence-based practices and interventions in speech-language pathology. By staying informed about the latest developments, speech-language pathologists can provide the most effective support and maximize positive outcomes for students with communication disorders.

In conclusion, Designated Instructional Services (DIS) encompasses a range of specialized educational services, including speech-language pathology, that plays a vital role in supporting students with disabilities. These services facilitate academic growth, enhance communication skills, and promote social integration, enabling students to thrive in their educational journey. The future of DIS services holds promise for even more innovative approaches to benefit students with communication difficulties.