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Fluency Disorder Eligibility

​Fluency Disorder – Significant and persistent interruptions in the rhythm or rate of speech.

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

• Significant and persistent dysfluent speech behaviors are evident; possibly accompanied by secondary behaviors, such as 
  struggle or avoidance
• Fluency disorder must have an adverse impact on student’s ability to perform and/or function in his or her typical learning 
  environment
• Fluency disorder is not primarily the result of factors related to chronological age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or limited English 
  proficiency

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