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Speech or Language Impairment

Speech or language impairment means a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, language impairment, or a voice impairment, that adversely affects a child's educational performance.

A student with a speech impairment is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for speech or language impairment. The multidisciplinary team that collects or reviews evaluation data in connection with the determination of a student's eligibility based on a speech impairment must include a certified speech and hearing therapist, a certified speech and language therapist, or a
licensed speech/language pathologist.