• Identification of Students with Speech & Language Disorders

    A speech and language disability may exist when a student's difficulty impedes the acquisition or retention of skills necessary to succeed in the classroom. According to the Commissioner's Regulations, the definition of Speech Impaired is:

    “A pupil with a communication disorder such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or voice impairment, which adversely affects a child's educational performance.” ( Individuals with Disabilities Education Act --  IDEA)