ERIC Number: ED339154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Speech Therapist in Acquisition and Use. Tech Use Guides: Using Computer Technology.
As the consultation model of service delivery spreads, more and more speech and language clinicians are coming out of the therapy room and going into the classroom. Clinicians and classroom teachers can form technology partnerships as they collaborate to use microcomputer software to address the needs of children with speech and language disorders. This guide discusses several of the roles speech and language clinicians undertake as they: (1) use software as a context for communication; (2) adapt educational software; (3) integrate computer applications; (4) cue and prompt communication; (5) collaborate with teachers; (6) teach stimulation techniques; (7) serve as technical advisors; and (8) participate in software selection. The guide also examines the three stages of computer activities (precomputer, computer, and postcomputer) and the issue of whether the clinician or the student should operate the keyboard. A list of seven references and nine organizational, print, and software resources is included. (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Consultation Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Handicaps, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Speech Handicaps, Speech Therapy, Staff Role, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Teamwork, Technology, Therapists
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.
Note: For other tech use guides, see ED 324 842-850 and EC 300 758-769.