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Speech or Language Impairment (SLI)

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.


Speech-Language Pathology Office Hours

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


  • April 10, 2023 - Dynamic Assessment and Evaluation of Multilingual Learners

  • May 8, 2023 - SLP Initiatives for the 23-24 School Year

Register for SLP Office Hours

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

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


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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