Services for Students with Disabilities

Speech / Language Impairment

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) officially defines speech and language impairments as “a communication disorder such as stuttering, impaired articulation, a language impairment, or a voice impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.” Each point within this official definition represents a speech and language subcategory. “A communication disorder such as stuttering” provides an example of a fluency disorder; other fluency issues include unusual word repetition and hesitant speech.


Allergies, defined by the Mayo Clinic, occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — or a food that doesn't cause a reaction in most people.


Placement Exams for Incoming Students

Incoming first year students who attend summer orientation do not need to have registered with the SSD office in advance to receive accommodations on placement exams. 

Temporary Disabilities

Temporary disabilities refer to a short time period in which a person has a disability, for example, a broken leg, a surgical procedure, or a common health condition.