Speech and Language Impairments

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 11 (FS11) January 2011, Resources updated April 2013 Approximately 7 pages when printed.PDF versionEn español | In SpanishTable of Contents Day in the life of an SLPDefinition of SL impairmentsDevelopment of SL skillsCharacteristics of SL impairmentsCausesIncidenceFinding helpEducational considerationsTips for teachersTips for parentsResources of more info  A Day in the Life of an SLPChristina is a speech-language pathologist. … [Read more...]

Related Services

September 2010 Resources updated, March 2013 This info in Spanish | Esta información en español The IEP must contain a statement of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services to be provided to the child, or on behalf of the child. We've split up the discussion of each of these important elements, because there is so much to say about each. This article focuses on related services. _______________________ IDEA's … [Read more...]

Speech and Language Impairments in Your Classroom: 8 Tips for Teachers

by Kori Hamilton National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) There are many types of speech and language disorders that can affect children. Over one million students are being served in our schools under the speech or language impairment category of IDEA, the law that authorizes special education. Do you have a student in your classroom who struggles with articulation, fluency, voice, or language? Is the student’s … [Read more...]

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