Public Release Webinar: Speech and Language Disorders in Children

When: February 8, 2016 (1:00 PM Eastern)

Topics Children and Families, Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Speech Disorders and Language Disorders
Boards: Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Board on the Health of Select Populations

A public webinar will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET for the release of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Speech and Language Disorders in Children: Implications for the Social Security Administration's Supplemental Security Income Program. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides financial assistance to children with disabilities from low-income, resource-limited families. Over the past several decades, the number of children receiving SSI has risen overall, and the number receiving SSI on the basis of speech and language disorders also has risen. The new report examines trends in the prevalence of speech and language disorders among children in the general U.S. population and among children who receive SSI for these conditions. The report also reviews causes, consequences, and frequency of speech and language disorders in children; the average age of onset and levels of impairment; how age, development, and gender factor into progression; common comorbidities; and professionally accepted standards of care.


Sara Rosenbaum (Chair), George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

William J. Barbaresi, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Susan L. Parish, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

J. Bruce Tomblin, University of Iowa

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