What is intervention?:

When someone is identified as needing speech and language services based on the results of a completed and full evaluation, a treatment plan is developed for intervention.

Based on the areas of weakness and standardized testing scores, a speech and language treatment plan is developed for the child or the adult.

Treatment plans are usually inclusive of Long Term and Short Term Goals.

The Long Term Goal:  This goal states the overall speech and language problem  that is being addressed and shows what the long term benefits of treatment outcomes are desired.

The Short Term Goal:  This goal states what objectives outlined will address to support and eventually obtain the long term goal.  These goals are measurable and can be tracked for proficiency.  They may be addressed for 1 to 4 weeks and should be changed and/or modified if desired results are not being achieved towards the long term goal.  An SLP may put together a treatment plan that has one or several short term goals/objectives.


Progress of the individual being treated is important.  Daily, weekly and monthly progress notes are essential to track progress and to report back to parents, doctors, and educators regarding the continuing need for speech therapy intervention.