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Speech or Language Impairment

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.


The Colorado SLP listserv supports hundreds of school-based SLPs: 1) by providing information and news regarding the profession; 2) by announcing professional development and training opportunities; and, 3) by posting school-based job openings. There are no advertisements from vendors or contract-based companies. This service is also chat-free. To join today, Email Tami Cassel or Email Janet Zimmerman.

ASHA State Education Advocacy Leader (SEAL)

State Education Advocacy Leaders (SEALs) are appointed to advocate on education issues by CSHA our ASHA recognized state speech-language hearing association. The SEAL’s purpose is “to enhance and perpetuate the advocacy, leadership, and clinical management skills of school-based ASHA members at the state and local levels to influence administrative and public policy decisions that affect the delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology services in school settings.” To find more information about SEALs and who represents Colorado.

Speech/Language Advisory Committee (SLAC)


Professional Learning (Speech or Language Impairment)

Regional Workshops

Regional workshops are provided based on specific topics to address the needs of educators in Colorado. These trainings are open to teams of educators including, speech-language pathologists, SLPAs, special education teachers and related service providers who are interested in the topic.

Other Information:

Using Curriculum-Based Language Assessment to Evaluate School-Age Students:  This webinar will focus on how to perform curriculum-based language assessment, beginning with the selection of areas of the curriculum to work on. Participants will explore how to use dynamic assessment to identify a student’s particular strengths and area for improvement.

Using Curriculum-Based Language Intervention to Meet Individualized Goals:  This webinar will discuss techniques of using curricular materials to target students’ individualized goals while meeting core curriculum standards in classroom-based writing labs and small group contexts.

Save the Date:

  • Metro Northwest Region - November 6, 2017
  • Southwest Region (Durango) - November 10, 2017
  • Northwest Region (Edwards) - December 11, 2017


Trainings Specific to the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology

SLPA Supervision in Colorado Schools - Fall 2017
This is an online, self-pace course that is opened through the fall for any speech-language pathologist who is new to supervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in Colorado or who needs a review. This is not intended for administrators who are evaluating SLPAs for performance review, although administrators are welcome to take the course if you want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of supervising speech language pathologists.

For more Information and to Register

Registration Closes: October 23, 2017

Course Start/End Dates:  October 9 - December 31, 2017


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

Tami Cassel, Speech-Language
Phone: 303-866-6114
Email Tami Cassel



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