Student Study 2
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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 Guideslines 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 the fall 2010, all of the Eligibility Guideline trainings were 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 continuining education credit for each of these trainings. The cost for TSHA CEU credit is FREE for current TSHA members and $20 for non-members. Credit card payments can be made online at the time course completion is entered.

How to Request CE Credit
Following each session, complete the Online Course Completion Notification Form located on the TSHA website at:

In order to obtain TSHA CEUs for viewing any of the SI eligibility trainings, you need to refer to the link below that gives you the new codes for the particular guideline to gain access to your certificate:

The TSHA SI Eligibility Task Force and Education Service Centers are currently providing online training modules for the following areas of eligibility:Generic Manual (ESC Region 11)

  • Articulation (ESC Region 13)

  • Articulation CLD (ESC Region 20)

  • Voice (ESC Region 7)

  • Fluency (ESC Region 15)

  • Language with LD (ESC Region 10)

  • Language with ID/AU (ESC Region 12)

  • Language (ESC Region 10)

The ESCs are providing the technology framework for the taping of the various training modules. As the modules are completed, they will be posted in the following table.

Eligibility Guideline
Training Link
Manual and Handouts

Generic Eligibility Manual


Articulation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students




Language and Learning Disabilities

Language and Autism and Intellectual Disability