SPEECH OR LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT  
 
Authorities:  34 C.F.R. Part 300; 19 T.A.C. Chapter 89
 
 
 
FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS CITATIONS
D The child must be assessed in all areas of suspected disability. 300.304(c)(4)

P The local educational agency must comply with EVALUATION PROCEDURES.

P 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. 89.1040(b)
89.1050(a)(5)

EVALUATION PROCEDURES


D 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: 89.1040(c)(10)

D
  • Certified speech and hearing therapist;
89.1040(c)(10)

D
  • Certified speech and language therapist; or
89.1040(c)(10)

D
  • Licensed speech-language pathologist.
89.1040(c)(10)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


P A child with a speech impairment is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for speech or language impairment. 89.1040(c)(10)
300.8(c)(11)

P Speech or language impairment means a communication disorder or a voice impairment that adversely affects the child's educational performance. 300.8(c)(11)

P The term communication disorder includes: 300.8(c)(11)

P
  • Stuttering;
300.8(c)(11)

P
  • Impaired articulation;
300.8(c)(11)

P
  • A language impairment; and
300.8(c)(11)

P
  • A voice impairment.
300.8(c)(11)

 
 
Last Updated: Thursday, April 06, 2017