The following criteria are considered in determining if a child has a deficit skill in the area or areas tested. These criteria are published by the state of Illinois for the purposes of outlining true entitlement to services provided in the public schools.
Age 3– b, p, m, n, w, h, vowels,diphthongs,syllable deletion, final consonant deletion.
Age 4- k, g, t, d, ng, y, stopping
Age 5—f, v, clusters
Age 6—l Age 7—sh, ch, j, zh
Age 8—r, s, z, th
Mild:up to 30 minutes/week service
Moderate:31 to 60 minutes/week service
Severe: 61 to 90 minutes/week service
Doctor’s prescription may be required for any speech and language services in the schools. Primarily in the area of vocal nodules.
The student must demonstrate a deficit in receptive, expressive, or pragmatic language when compared to their cognitive level as measured by 2 or more diagnostic procedures
Mild:1 to 1 1/2 standard deviations below the mean. (up to 30 minutes/week service)
Moderate:1 1/2 to 2 standard deviations below the mean. (31 to 60 minutes/week service)
Severe:2 to 2 1/2 standard deviations below the mean. (61 to 90 minutes/week service)
Number of stuttering-like disfluencies:
Part- Word Repetitions
Whole Word Repetitions
Number of normal disfluencies:
Any secondary characteristics noted add to severity level indicated.