Under IDEA, a speech or language impairent is defined as a communciation disorder, such as stuttering, impaired articulation, language impairment, or voice impairment that adversely affects a chld's educational performance.
Communication: Any exchange of inofrmation between people using common code--words, gestures, symbols, signs, behaviors or sounds. Communication can be thought of any form of interchanging ideas, feeling ,stories actions, events, and experiences.
Speech and Language Disorders: Impact a person's ability to talk, understand, read and write. There are many different types and causes for speech and language disorders.
Information Gathered by Sydney Weldon and Caitlin Weir- Spring 2014