MTSS

by Susan
(Texas)

If a student has one phoneme that he/she can't produce (ex. has a lisp and substitutes th for s.) However, it doesn't have a negative impact on the student's academic or social performance. Does that student need to be put in MTSS since he/she would not meet eligibility?

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Dec 09, 2020
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by: Bridget

I think this is tricky and depends on your school district. Personally, I believe that articulation students (even if it is just one sound) are at risk for language and reading disorders. It is all connected!

Also, articulation will/can affect a child's social development and later when they want to get a job etc...

If MTSS meets needs, I would start there!

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