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 Speech-Language Impairment

Speech or language impairment refers to a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, language or voice impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. A speech or language impairment may be congenital or acquired. It refers to impairments in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice or language. Individuals may demonstrate one or any combination of speech or language impairments. A speech or language impairment may be a primary disability or it may be secondary to other disabilities. [34 C.F.R. § 300.8(c)(11)]


Speech-Language Impairment Online Resources:

Below are links for resources available through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), which is the national organization for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

 Contact Information

Barbara Ross
Georgia Department of Education
1562 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30334