Activity

Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Speech Disorders and Language Disorders


Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Children, Youth and Families, Select Populations and Health Equity
Boards: Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Board on the Health of Select Populations

Activity Description

The IOM Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Speech Disorders and Language Disorders will identify past and current trends in the prevalence and persistence of speech disorders and language disorders for the general U.S. population under age 18 and compare those trends to trends in the SSI childhood disability population. The committee will also provide an overview of the current status of the diagnosis and treatment of speech disorders and language disorders, and the levels of impairment in the U.S. population under age 18.

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