Degrees and Certifications:
Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Houston in 2015
Mrs. Margaret Kizer
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist and obtained my Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Houston in 2015. As a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist, I maintain licensure by the State of Texas and a Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
I began working in Fort Bend ISD in 2015. I am excited to be back this year at Settlers Way to continue exploring speech and language with all of my wonderful speech students!
Speech-Language Pathology Services includes—1) Identification of children with speech or language impairments; 2) Diagnosis and appraisal of specific speech or language impairments; 3) Referral for medical or other professional attention necessary for the habilitation of speech or language impairments; 4) Provision of speech and language services for the habilitation or prevention of communicative impairments; and 5) Counseling and guidance of parents, children, and teachers regarding speech and language impairments. 34 CFR § 300.34(c) (15) Speech-Language Pathologists/Therapists specialize in the various aspects of speech therapy including articulation, language, fluency (stuttering), and voice. In the educational setting, the determination of a speech impairment is based on the presence of a communication disorder that adversely affects the educational or functional performance of the student. The ARD committee, including the Speech-Language Pathologist/Therapist, determines if the student meets the eligibility criteria for speech-language impairment and if the student requires specially designed instruction by a speech-language pathologist. Speech therapy services can be provided through a variety of service delivery models. 34 CFR § 300.8 (c) (11)