The High Desert Education Service District’s speech and language team partners with parents, educators and community agencies to address a variety of communication needs including fluency, articulation, voice and language. Parent education is also available.


A High Desert Education Service District Evaluation Team is available to provide screenings and evaluations free of charge for children who have special needs or disabilities. Evaluations include an observation of the child in a comfortable setting, in-depth interviews with family members and a standardized assessment of a child’s development areas of concern.  A written report, including planning suggestions, is prepared and shared with families.


A child must have a speech and/or language delay that meets the state eligiblity criteria for Special Education Services.

Areas Served

To qualify for speech and language services, a child must reside within Deschutes, Jefferson or Crook Counties. Please contact us to start your referral.    

Augmentative Communication

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