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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. Join today by contacting Tami Cassel or Janet Zimmerman.


School Based Conferences

Speech/Language Advisory Council (SLAC)

  • Mission of SLAC and Regional Representatives (PDF)
  • Schedule for 2016-2017 SLAC Meetings
    • Friday, September 30, 2016
    • Thursday, October 20, 2016
    • Thursday, December 15, 2016
    • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    • Thursday, April 20, 2017


Professional Learning

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.

Social Communication and Engagement Triad: a yearlong course to learn to facilitate communicative interactions for students with autism and other complex communication disorders.

See flyer for more information and how to register.

Registration closes August 26, 2016 

Other Information:

Picture of the Flyer: Social Communication and Engagement Triad, August 26, 2016

Trainings Specific to the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology

SLPA Supervision in Colorado Schools:
This is an online, self-paced course that is opened through the semester for any speech-language pathologist who is new to supervising 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:  August 15-September 1, 2016

Course Start/End Dates:  August 19 - December 23, 2016

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



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