ERIC Number: ED337960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Speech and Language Services in Michigan: Suggestions for Identification, Delivery of Service, and Exit Criteria.
Lockwood, Elizabeth Loring, Ed.; Pistono, Kathleen
This compilation of guidelines presents standards for assessment and eligibility determinations and direction for planning services for speech-impaired and language-impaired students in Michigan. The first section, on eligibility considerations, emphasizes the expanded responsibilities of teachers of speech/language-impaired students as they serve in the role of educational communication specialists. The section also discusses pre-referral consultation, determining if a speech/language impairment is a handicapping condition, assessment procedures, eligibility criteria, determining the condition's adverse effect on educational performance, and determining the severity of the condition. The second section presents descriptions of communication rating scales to assess articulation, language, language for the cognitively impaired, fluency, and voice. In each of these areas, the guidelines offer a definition of the impairment, exclusions, assessment considerations, instructions, a severity rating scale, and a teacher input form and scoring instructions. Special considerations for preschool-aged children, bilingual or limited English proficient students, and students with other primary handicaps are presented. Service delivery considerations include least restrictive environment, scheduling, indirect services, direct services, and related services. Criteria for the discontinuation of speech and language services are outlined. Appendices contain various assessment forms and a service delivery model. (Includes a 28-item bibliography and 31 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Behavior Rating Scales, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Evaluation Methods, Handicap Identification, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Preschool Education, Program Development, Speech Handicaps, Speech Therapy, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Voice Disorders
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Special Education Services.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Identifiers: Michigan; Program Exit
Note: For related document, see ED 250 886. Appendix V, "The Michigan Decision Making Strategy," will not reproduce well due to small, filled type.