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Services for Students with Speech and Language Disabilities


The specific eligibility criteria for speech and language under state law is found at PI 11.36 (5) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has developed a technical assistance guide to assist IEP teams in evaluating children to determine if they have speech and language impairment and need for special education due to the impairment.

Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Related Service Providers Community of Practice Meeting Third Thursday of Each Month 12-1pm

A community of practice for OTs, PTs, and SLPs meets each month to discuss relevant topics for related service providers. Check out the archive of past meetings on the WI DPI Collaborative Special Education Support Professional Learning Events page. A registration link for each month can be found on the flyer.

Evaluation of Speech: New Considerations

Are you wondering about the norms and how they apply to your work? DPI held a virtual meeting where we discussed current research, comprehensive evaluation frameworks, and tools to use in conjunction with speech sound norms in considering eligibility for speech impairment in Wisconsin schools. Slide Deck

Use of Paraprofessionals

This document provides additional information on the roles of paraprofessionals and speech-language pathologists when working together to support the communication needs of students with IEPs.