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Speech-Fluency Impairment

Eligibility Criteria

A fluency impairment is present when:

(1) The child consistently exhibits one or more of the following symptomatic behavior of dysfluency:

     (a) Sound, syllabic, or word repetition;
     (b) Prolongations of sounds, syllables, or words;
     (c) Blockages; or,
     (d) Hesitations;

(2) The child’s fluency is significantly below the norm as measured by speech sampling in a variety of contexts.A significant discrepancy is defined as five (5) or more dysfluencies per minute or a ten (10) percent dysfluency rate and distracting to the listener; and,

(3) The fluency impairment adversely affects the child’s educational performance.

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