Speech Disability Explained

Speech Disability: Disorders of articulation, fluency or voice that interfere with communication, pre-academic or academic learning, vocational training, or social adjustment.

Examples include, but are not limited to, cleft lip and or palate with speech impairment, stammering, stuttering, laryngectomy and aphasia.

Speech impairment does not apply to language having to do with a foreign accent. It also does not apply to any limitation that is caused by a physical or hearing impairment, psychological disability, or ABI.

ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES. This disability can be verified by a licensed speech professional or through documentation from a referring agency that obtains its verification from a licensed speech professional.

An evaluation should be completed by a licensed Speech Pathologist or Speech Therapist. This evaluation should be current (no more than 5 years old) and should list recommendations for accommodations. An Audiologist report may be included. In some cases, medical reports are appropriate.