This work by the National Academy of Sciences includes a review of speech and language disorders in children and implications for the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program. The work includes a history of the SSI program for children (1974 – present), childhood disability standards (1996 to present), eligibility and the eligibility determination process, the focus of the Children’s SSI Program, the appeals process, and application of the SSI disability criteria to children with speech and language disorders.
Committee on the Evaluation of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children with Speech Disorders and Language Disorders; Board on the Health of Select Populations; Board on Children, Youth, and Families; Institute of Medicine; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Rosenbaum S, Simon P, editors. Speech and Language Disorders in Children: Implications for the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2016 Apr 6. 4, Supplemental Security Income for Children with Speech and Language Disorders. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK356275/