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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)


Professional Learning

Early Childhood Literacy Series: How Oral Language Supports Emergent Literacy
This training series focuses on how the foundational skills of oral language development support emerging literacy.

  • Date(s): September 11, 2015 and April 22, 2016
  • Where: Hosted at the Conference Center at Adams 12
    Distance Locations: Colorado Springs, Haxtun, Lamar, Steamboat Springs, Durango, Grand Junction
  • Location Information for all Distance Sites:

Followup Coaching webinars for Part One and Two


  • February 26, 2016, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • April 08, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration Information will be coming soon!

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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