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July 23, 2019

TSHA Speech Impairment Eligibility Guidelines


In 2000, a TSHA Task Force was created to develop eligibility guidelines for speech impairment in the four areas recognized in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – articulation, language, voice, and fluency. Since that time, guidelines for Language with Other Disabilities and a Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Companion to the Articulation Eligibility Guidelines has been completed. Training on the guidelines has previously only been available through the regional Education Service Centers in Texas and at TSHA Convention.

On-Line Training

Starting in Fall 2010, all of the Eligibility Guideline trainings will be available for free as recorded webcasts on-line, along with the manuals and training handouts. Two hours of TSHA approved CEU credit per module is available, or training can be taken to refresh or update knowledge.

SLPs can request 2 hours of TSHA continuing education credit for each of these trainings. The cost for TSHA CEU credit is FREE for current TSHA members and $20 for non-members.

How to Request CE Credit:
Following each session, complete the Online Course Completion Notification Form located on the TSHA website at

TSHA members receive CE credit and certificate at no cost. Non-Members will need to pay $20 before the CE certificate will be sent.
Checks are payable to TSHA and should be mailed to:
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2025 M Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036 
Credit card payments can be made online at the time course completion is entered.

For detailed instructions on submitting for TSHA CEUs, please download the attached THSA Online Speech Impairment Eligibility Guidelines.

Eligibility Guideline Training Link Manual and Handouts

Generic Eligibility Manual

  • SI Eligibility in Texas PPT Presentation
  • Eligibility Guidelines for Speech Impairment
  • Frequently Asked Questions


  • SI Eligibility Guidelines for Articulation PPT Presentation
  • Implementation Guidelines for Speech Impairment with an Articulation Disorder
  • Point-to-Point Comparison
  • In Service Trainings-Articulation PPT Presentation
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Articulation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
  • SI Eligibility Guidelines for CLD Articulation Comparion Presentation
  • Implementation Guidelines for Speech Impairment with an Articulation Disorders: Cultural & Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Companion
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • SI Eligibility Guidelines for Fluency PPT Presentation
  • Eligibility Guidelines for Speech Impairment with a Fluency Disorder
  • Case Studies - Andrew and Karen
  • Case Study Key
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • SI Eligibility Guidelines for Voice PPT Presentation
  • Voice Eligibility Manual
  • Voice Evaluation Protocol
  • Voice Progress Report
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • SI Language Eligibility Guidelines Manual
  • Language Eligibility TSHA Handbook
  • FAQ's Language Eligibility

Language and Learning Disabilities
  • SI Eligibility Guidelines for Language with Learning Disabilities PPT Presentation
  • Language Eligibility Manual: Companion I: Language with Learning Disabilities
  • Frequently Asked Questions
Language and Autism and Intellectual Disability
  • SI and Autism FAQs
  • SI with Intellectual Disability FAQs
  • Language Eligibility Manual: Companion II: Intellectual Disability/Multiple Disabilities
  • Language Eligibility Manual: Companion III: Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SI Eligibility Guidelines for Lanugage with Autism & Language with Itellectual Disability

Continue to check this page often for updates on CEUs and additional trainings.

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