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Speech and Language

Documentation guidelines for students with speech and language disorders

Some students with speech and language disorders are eligible for accommodations on College Board tests. Speech and language disorders include:

  • Expressive Language Disorder
  • Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder
  • Phonological Disorder
  • Other Speech and Language Disorder

Not all students with speech and language disorders require accommodations on College Board tests. To be eligible for accommodations on College Board tests, a student with speech and language disorders must have documentation that meets the College Board's Guidelines for Documentation, including evidence of functional limitation. See:

Additionally, the student's documentation should include:

  • A clear statement of the diagnosis
  • Cognitive Ability Test 
  • Academic Achievement Test
  • Speech/Language Evaluation or neuropsychological that includes language testing
  • A rationale for each accommodation recommended by the evaluator

Most College Board tests are written tests.  Documentation should indicate why accommodations are required for a standardized written test.

If you are requesting extended time or the use of a computer, see Accommodations for additional information on documentation.

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