Speech sound disorders in schools: Who qualifies?
What is it about?
Speech-language pathologists face many challenges in deciding which children qualify as having a speech sound disorder needing treatment in public schools. This set of 4 articles tackles different pieces of that challenge: (1) what constitutes a full evaluation of a suspected speech sound? (2) how should developmental norms be used as part of that evaluation? (3) How do we determine that a speech sound disorder has a negative impact on a child?
Why is it important?
Determining who qualifies for services in the schools is a critical judgement, providing ready access to services for some but not others. It is a difficult but crucial decision. This set of articles will provide valuable guidance to clinicians on how to go about making this important decision.
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