The specific eligibility criteria for speech and language under state law is found at PI 11.36 (5) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has developed a technical assistance guide to assist IEP teams in evaluating children to determine if they have speech and language impairment and need for special education due to the impairment.
- S/L Assessment and Decision Making Technical Assistance Guide
- Linguistically Culturally Diverse: Spanish Speaking (Speech and Language Technical Assistance Guide)
- S/L Eligibility Criteria PowerPoint Presentation
- Eligibility Criteria Checklist - Word Fillable - Spanish Fillable
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Speech or Language Impairment Criteria: Speech or Sound Production - Language - Re Evaluation
Speech and Language Licensing
- Wis. Admin Code, PI 34.30(2)(L)
- DPI Memo on Emergency Licensure for Speech/Language Pathology, March 17, 2011
- OSEP Letter to Goldman, 1/27/2010
- Continuum Framework of Speech and Language Service Providers
- The Use of Paraprofessionals in Speech and Language Programs The use of support personnel in speech and language programs has expanded to allow SLPs to extend services (i.e., increase the frequency and intensity of services to students on the caseload), focus more on professional-level tasks, increase student access to speech and language programming, and achieve more efficient/effective use of time and resources.
- Additional IEP Frequency and Amount Examples for Therapists: Example 1 - Example 2 - Example 3
- DPI Information Update Bulletins
- "Language Sample Analyis II: The Wisconsin Guide Revised" is now available through DPI Publication Sales. Ordering information is at the bottom.
- A Selection of Links to Other S/L Resources on the World Wide Web
- S/L Resources: English Language Learners (ELL)
- Integrated Early Childhood Speech and Language Services - Webinar
Results of Survey of S/L Pathologists - Powerpoint
The Preschool Options Project provides training to assist local school districts in developing a range of options in Least Restrictive Environments (LRE) for young children with disabilities. The site is a great resource for therapists working with children ages 3 to 5.