HCPSS MPIA Request #2019-027

Requested Information
I am requesting all policies and data on auditory processing disorder.
Date Received
Status
Complete
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, no policies or data related specifically to auditory processing disorder currently exist. Our Department of Special Education indicates that currently speech and language deficits, whether they are auditory processing, fluency, expressive language, etc., all fall within the purview of a Speech or Language Impairment (SLI) as defined for purposes of providing special education services within the Maryland Code of Regulations under 13A.05.01. HCPSS does not keep differentiated data on the breakdown within SLI. Please note, auditory processing disorder is diagnosed by an Audiologist, however Speech Language Pathologist testing may demonstrate the deficits that we can then remediate if they are impacting educational access. More information about HCPSS’ Speech-Language Pathology Services can be found in the Special Education Handbook (see page 45 or 3-38): https://www.hcpss.org/f/special/handbook/section_3_special_education_programs_and_services_revised_12_2012.pdf.

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