Special Education Parental Advisory Council

Speech Language Resources

Speech Language Resources

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, defines the term “speech or language impairment” as follows:
“(11) Speech or language impairment means a communication disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.” [34 CFR §300.8(c)(11]


For Early Intervention:

Books for Parents:

  • Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech –  Leslie Lindsay
  • Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems – Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
  • The Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language Problems –Debbie Feit with Heidi M. Feldman
  • Talking is Hard For Me! : Encouraging Communication in Children With Speech-Language Difficulties – Linda M. Reinert – The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs: A Guide for Parents and Teachers – Sue Schwartz and Joan E. Heller Miller

Speech, Language and Literacy Evaluations – 2014 FCSN Webinar