To qualify for speech and language services, a student first needs to complete the intervention process detailed on the previous page. Formalized evaluations consist of a series of assessments to determine the student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of articulation and expressive, receptive or social language.
Qualifying measures are as follows:
1. To qualify for articulation services, a student needs to receive a standard score of 70 or below (two standard deviations below the mean) on one standardized assessment. In most cases, a classroom observation and a language sample will be completed to determine the student's abilities to use appropriate articulation in an unstructured setting.
2. To qualify for expressive or receptive language services, a student needs to receive a standard score of 70 or below on two standardized assessments. Again, a classroom observation and a language sample may be completed to determine expressive and receptive language skills in an unstructured setting.