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Speech or Language Impairment (SLI)


Definition: A child with a Speech or Language Impairment shall have a communicative disorder which prevents the child from receiving reasonable educational benefit from general education.

Career Information

[Career Information Link]

  • Get Connected
    • Listserv, ASHA SEAL, SLAC Information
  • Employment and Recruitment
    • Advertise your school-based speech-language positions
    • List of school-based speech-language positions in Colorado*
  • Career Tracks
    • SLPA University Programs
    • SLP Graduate Programs
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Consortium Contacts

Professional Learning (SLI)

[Professional Learning (SLI) Link]

  • School-Based Conferences
  • Regional Workshops
  • Online Courses
  • Other Trainings

SLI Resources

[SLI Resources Link]

  • Colorado Speech or Language Impairment Guidelines for Assessment and Eligibility
  • Colorado Communication Rating Scales
  • Auditory Processing Deficits
  • Practice Guidelines for SLPA Supervisors
  • Technical Assistance Documents
  • CDE Links
  • Websites


Speech-Language Pathology Office Hours

Beginning in October, Shani O'Brien will hold monthly office hours from 9:00 am - 10:00 am on the following Mondays: 

  • October 10, 2022
  • November 21, 2022 - The November Office Hours session has been cancelled. 
  • December 19, 2022 - The December office hours session has been cancelled.
  • January 9, 2023

  • February 13, 2023
  • March 13, 2023
  • April 10, 2023
  • May 8, 2023

Register for SLP
Office Hours

All participants must register no later than two weeks in advance.


For more information about services for students who have speech or language impairments in Colorado, please contact:

Shani O'Brien, Speech-Language Specialist
Email Shani O'Brien



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