Mrs. Beth Basile, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
PPCD/Prek-1st GradeSpeech-Language Services
I am Beth Basile, the speech-language pathologist serving students in PPCD/PreK – First Grade at Bradfield. I earned my Bachelors in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and a Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for Highland Park ISD since 2012. I am passionate about the early childhood population. Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding your student's speech-language development.
Preschool Speech-Language Services - The Highland Park Independent School District offers "walk-in" speech and language services to children ages 3 to 5 that may be having difficulty with a variety of concerns including, articulation, phonological processes, or a specific language impairment. Services provided are individualized for each student, however, "walk-in" sessions are typically around 30 minutes, twice a week, Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. based on availability.
PPCD Program - The Highland Park Independent School District offers Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) which provides more intensive special education and related services for eligible children ages 3 to 5 with a variety of disabilities. Services offered are individualized for each student and could include occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language therapy services. The PPCD program is served in a classroom setting from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Location - The Walk-in Preschool Speech-Language Services for HPISD are managed and provided at the Bradfield Elementary Campus. The PPCD program is located on the Bradfield and Hyer campuses.
Preschool Evaluation Procedure - Parents may contact the district when there are concerns with possible developmental delays or disorders, such as those pertaining to speech, language, or atypical behavior. Please contact Mindy Walls, the Special Education Campus Coordinator about the process at 214-780-3294 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below you will find the Parent Referral Data Intake Form and the Preschool Teacher Report Form (if applicable). This detailed information gathering is important in determining not only if a delay or disorder may be possible, but if there is an educational need.
To rule out possible vision and hearing difficulties, either provide a current hearing and vision screening from your pediatrician or schedule an appointment with our school nurse, Kim Hartis, R.N. You may reach nurse Hartis by telephone at 214-780-3220 or by email at HartisK@HPISD.ORG
Once a hearing and vision screening are provided and the information forms have been gathered, an appointment will be scheduled to review the information regarding your child's overall development. Upon completion of the review, it will be determined whether referral for a more in-depth assessment is needed.
Forms - Below you will find the Preschool student intake forms available to download for your convenience.