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Speech-Voice Impairment

Eligibility Criteria

A voice impairment is present when:

(1) The child consistently exhibits deviations in one or more of the parameters of voice:pitch, quality, or volume;
(2) The child’s voice is discrepant from the norm as related to his/her age, sex, and culture and is distracting to the listener;
(3) The voice impairment is not the result of a temporary problem such as: normal voice changes, allergies, colds, or other such conditions; and,
(4) The voice impairment adversely affects the child’s educational performance

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