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SPEECH OR LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

SPEECH OR LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

Authorities:  34 C.F.R. Part 300; 19 T.A.C. Chapter 89
 
 
 
  FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS
The child must be assessed in all areas of suspected disability.
The local educational agency must comply with EVALUATION PROCEDURES.
In Texas, the group of qualified professionals that determines whether the child is a child with a disability and the educational needs of the child is the child's ADMISSION, REVIEW, AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE.
 
EVALUATION PROCEDURES
The group of qualified professionals that collects or reviews evaluation data in connection with the determination of the child's eligibility based on a speech impairment must include a:
  • Certified speech and hearing therapist;
  • Certified speech and language therapist; or
  • Licensed speech-language pathologist.
 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
A child with a speech impairment is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for speech or language impairment.
Speech or language impairment means a communication disorder or a voice impairment that adversely affects the child's educational performance.
The term communication disorder includes:
  • Stuttering;
  • Impaired articulation;
  • A language impairment; and
  • A voice impairment.
  Last Updated : Thu, Apr 06, 2017