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Speech or Language Impairment

Definition: A child with a Speech or Language Impairment shall have a communicative disorder which prevents the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education.


The Colorado SLP listserv supports hundreds of school-based SLPs: 1) by providing information and news regarding the profession; 2) by announcing professional development and training opportunities; and, 3) by posting school-based job openings. There are no advertisements from vendors or contract-based companies. This service is also chat-free. To join today, Email Tami Cassel or Email Janet Zimmerman.

ASHA State Education Advocacy Leader (SEAL)

Stephanie Gonzales, a school-based speech-language pathologist working in Colorado Springs, recently accepted the position of ASHA SEAL (State Education Advocacy Leader) for Colorado appointed by CSHA. In networking with SEALs from other states, she contributes to "enhance and perpetuate the advocacy, leadership, and clinical management skills of school-based ASHA members at the state and local levels to influence administrative and public policy decisions that affect the delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology services in school settings." You can contact her via email: Email Stephanie Gonzales

Speech/Language Advisory Committee (SLAC)


Professional Learning (Speech or Language Impairment)

Regional Workshops

Regional workshops are provided based on specific topics to address the needs of educators in Colorado. These trainings are open to teams of educators including, speech-language pathologists, SLPAs, special education teachers and related service providers who are interested in the topic.

Teaching Approaches to Vocabulary and Word Learning:  You'll learn approaches to word learning and how to tailor it to your students.

See flyer for more information and how to register.

Registration closes the Friday before the training date or when the training is full. 

Other Information:

Picture of the Flyer: Teaching Approaches to Vocabulary and Word Learning, 2016-2017

Trainings Specific to the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology

SLPA Supervision in Colorado Schools:
This is an online, self-pace course that is opened through the summer for any speech-language pathologist who is new to spervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in Colorado or who needs a review. This is not intended for administrators who are evaluating SLPAs for performance review.

Registration Closes:  June 1, 2017

Course Start/End Dates:  May 8 - August 31, 2017

See Flyer for more information

Picture of Flyer: SLPA Supervision in Schools, Fall 2016


For more information about services for students who have speech or language impairments in Colorado, please contact:

Tami Cassel, Speech-Language
Phone: 303-866-6114
Email Tami Cassel



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