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Volusia County Schools
ESE Programs and Services
ESE Service Delivery Models
ESE Programs and Services Contacts
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Exceptional Student Education
Rule 6A-6.030121(1), F.A.C., specifies that a
interferes with communication, adversely affects performance and/or functioning in the student’s typical learning environment, and results in the need for ESE. A language impairment is a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. These include:
• Phonology: the sound systems of a language and the linguistic conventions of a language that guide the sound selection
and sound combinations used to convey meaning;
• Morphology: the system that governs the internal structure of words and the construction of word forms;
• Syntax: the system governing the order and combination of words to form sentences, and the relationships among the
elements within a sentence;
• Semantics: the system that governs the meanings of words and sentences; and
• Pragmatics: the system that combines language components in functional and socially appropriate communication.
A language impairment may manifest in significant difficulties affecting listening comprehension, oral expression, social
interaction, reading, writing, or spelling. A language impairment is not primarily the result of factors related to chronological
age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or limited English proficiency.
Parents of children not yet attending school may contact
if there are concerns with hearing, speech or language development.