According to an article on KRWG TV, starting on January 4th, 2012, Las Cruces students in the Developmentally Delayed Early Childhood Pre-School Program at Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) in New Mexico who currently receive speech-only services will no longer be eligible for services due to budgetary cutbacks.
According to the article this cut in services will affect 82 students within the program.
With budget cuts taking place around the country, many student services, including speech therapy as seen at LCPS schools, are being reduced or eliminated. Speech therapy has incredible benefits for both students and districts. Early speech therapy can help students enter kindergarten without the need for special education services. Yet, as districts continue to make tough decisions on cuts, and with the lack of speech therapists around the country, oftentimes this is a service that does not make it through cuts.
With PresenceLearning’s large network of highly qualified speech-language pathologists available to districts and students via a virtual environment, we provide a very cost-effective solution to districts that might otherwise not be able to afford speech services for students.
To save your district money on high quality speech therapy services, visit: / or call 415.512.9000.