Funding for audiology and speech-language pathology services in schools:
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides a free, appropriate, public education for all children with disabilities, including speech, language, and hearing disorders. Part B funds cover children ages 3–21. Services are provided as outlined in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Part C funds cover infants from birth through age two and services are provided as outlined in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).