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 Apply for CE Credit:
Plese follow the instructions for How to Apply for CE credit on TSHA's website at this location http://www.txsha.org/p/cm/ld/fid=46.

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 check out TSHA's CE Registry page: http://www.txsha.org/p/cm/ld/fid=45. Instructions are provided for non-members as well as members.

Eligibility Guideline

Training Link

Manual and Handouts

Generic Eligibility Manual

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Articulation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students








Language and Learning Disabilities


Language and Autism and Intellectual Disability


If you have questions about the verification code for these courses, please contact Lisa Rukovena at lisa.rukovena@esc13.txed.net or Robin Reimund at robin.reimund@esc13.txed.net.