The Social and Academic Effects of Speech Disorders in Schools


A speech disorder often affects the way a student is perceived by adults and peers. These disorders may also impact a student’s ability to learn and socialize within the school setting. In this course participants will learn the terms: articulation disorder, fluency, apraxia, voice disorder, and selective mutism, and how these disorders present in the classroom. Participants will learn strategies to use when working with speech impaired students. In addition, participants will develop an understanding of the impact these disorders have on the social and emotional well-being of all students. In this course, participants will able to identify and define the following speech and language disorders; apraxia, aphasia, stuttering, cluttering, auditory processing disorder, learn specific strategies to use with students with speech and language disorders within the classroom and therapy room environments, and develop an understanding of the emotional impact of speech and language disorders and its effect on performance in school and peer relationships. This course is applicable to all educators, guidance counselors/social workers/psychologists, administrators, and any related service providers of all subjects, grades K-12.

45 hours / 3 credits inservice and graduate credits.

Please note: If taking this course for MNU graduate credit, there is a TWO step registration process.

Step 1) Register with OSA by purchasing your Graduate Credit course below.

Step 2) Register with MNU:

OSA will email you a registration link within 3 days. Click the link and complete your MNU registration. The seperate fee to MNU will be $270.

$240 (OSA) + $270 (MNU)= $510 per graduate course with MNU.


Alessandra Barragato


(3 Credits / 45 hours)


Type of Credit

Inservice Credits and Graduate Credits

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