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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.


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School Based Conferences

Speech/Language Advisory Council (SLAC)


Professional Learning

Early Literacy Series Part 3: Raising Readers - Building Language and Early Literacy Skills Through Interactive Reading

This Training focuses on how the foundational skills of oral language development support emergent literacy skills in early childhood education. Multiple sites across the state see the flyer for registration information.

Presenter: Dr. Shari Robertson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

  • Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
  • Handouts (PDF)

Picture: Flyer for Early Literacy Series Part 3 - Raising Readers, Building Language and Early Literacy Skills Through Interactive Reading, April 22, 2016

Early Childhood Literacy Series: How Oral Language Supports Emergent Literacy

Handouts for all locations (PDF)

Webinar Link
April 8, 2016 with Doug Peterson

SLP Regional Trainings 2015-2016

Regional trainings for the 2015-16 school year have been suspended to encourage speech-language pathologists and speech-language pathology assistants to attend ASHA which will be in Denver November 12-14, 2015.

Other Information:


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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