24:05:24.01:28. Criteria for language disorder. A student may be identified as having a language disorder as a primary disability if:
(1) Through age eight, performance falls 1.5 standard deviations below the mean on standardized evaluation instruments; beginning at age nine, a difference is present of 1.5 standard deviations between performance on an individually administered standardized language assessment instrument and measured expected potential as measured by an individually administered intelligence test; and
(2) The student's pragmatic skills, as measured by checklists, language samples, or observation, adversely affect the student's academic and social interactions.
Source: 23 SDR 31, effective September 8, 1996.
General Authority: SDCL 13-37-1.1.
Law Implemented: SDCL 13-37-1.1.
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