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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.

Speech/Language Collaborative Support Meeting May 8, 2020

On May 8, 2020, in Milwaukee, WI, DPI will be hosting an event for Speech-Language Pathologists entitled “Reframing Our Understanding of Students Who Use African American English." Dr. Megan-Brette Hamilton is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Auburn University. She will challenge views on identity by illustrating the role that language plays in the cultural identity of speakers of African American English (AAE). Using case studies, participants will apply positive descriptions of AAE to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals who use AAE.

Speech-Language Connections: Professional Learning Network 2019-2020

The Speech-Language Connections forum is an online collaboration for speech-language pathologists to share best practices relating to the provision of speech and language services in schools. This series will be interactive using Zoom meetings to amplify the voices of all who participate. Participants will be introduced to a topic and then break into virtual groups to discuss application. The presentation portion of each Zoom meeting will be recorded for those who are not able to attend the event live.