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Voice Disorder Eligibility

​​Voice Disorder – Significant and persistent atypical voice characteristics.

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

• Significant and persistent atypical production of quality, pitch, loudness, resonance, or duration of phonation
• Voice disorder that is not a direct result or symptom of a medical condition, unless the voice disorder has an adverse impact 
  on the student’s ability to perform and/or function in his or her typical learning environment and is amenable to improvement 
  with therapeutic intervention
• Voice disorder must have an adverse impact on the student’s ability to perform and/or function in his or her typical learning 
  environment
• Atypical voice characteristics are not primarily the result of factors related to chronological age, gender, culture, ethnicity, or 
  limited English proficiency
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