Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center


Name of organization:

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center

Primary location:

50 East North Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):


LEAs where service will be provided:

Erie Co., Niagara Co., Orleans Co., Wyoming Co., Chautauqua Co., Cattaraugus Co., Allegany Co, Genesee Co., and Monroe Co.


Years provider has delivered service:

56 years


Evidence that services have been effective:

Previous studies indicate significant growth in participants’ language and reading skills.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Fast ForWord® Programs
Language to Literacy Program


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grades K-12


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts (Reading)


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2-5 sessions per week, for 6-20 weeks


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

75 minutes


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1- August 31; Monday through Saturday; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during the summer, and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. during the school year.


Type of instruction:

Intensive, computerized and teacher directed language and reading-intervention programs.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

The Center is accessible. Accommodations and supports are in place to serve students with disabilities.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

The Fast ForWord® and Language to Literacy Programs are effective and appropriate for students with limited English proficiency.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

The Center is a State Education Department approved school program, serving children with disabilities.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Written progress reports, including graphs and statistical data, will be provided to the school district, teacher, and parents after the conclusion of each six-week period. Weekly meetings and observation are encouraged.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)



Additional relevant information:

Fast ForWord® and Language to Literacy programs utilize products that build language skills necessary to read effectively.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014