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Speech Sound Disorder

​​Speech Sound Disorder (SSD) – Significant phonological or articulation disorder characterized by atypical production of speech sound(s). 

A student in prekindergarten through grade twelve meets the eligibility criteria as a student with a speech sound disorder in need of ESE if all of the following criteria are met:

• SSD has a significant impact on student’s intelligibility of speech 
• Student’s phonetic or phonemic inventory must be significantly below that expected for his or her chronological age or 
  developmental level based on normative data
 • SSD is not primarily the result of factors related to chronological age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or limited English 
 • SSD must have an adverse impact on student’s ability to perform and/or function in his or her typical learning environment
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