ERIC Number: ED365074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct-14
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Collaborative Speech-Language-Hearing Model for Service Delivery to Mild and Moderately Language Handicapped Students in an Elementary School.
This paper reports a practicum which attempted to improve delivery of speech language services to children with speech language handicaps in two elementary schools without pulling students out of regular classes. The speech language pathologist (SLP) implemented a collaborative approach with regular teachers providing support in the areas of identifying the student's current level of functioning and planning for intervention specific to the student's area of deficit. Collaboration was also implemented in the review and evaluation of language requirements and materials used in the classroom and the development of techniques to meet the needs of children with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. Additionally the SLP provided parents with evidence for the effectiveness of classroom based interventions. A team teaching and peer coaching delivery model was used at both school locations. The practicum resulted in services being provided to children previously unserved, to establishing collaborative relationships with some teachers in each school, and to formulating plans to expand the collaborative approach in the following year. Appendices include diagrams illustrating the previous and experimental delivery models, a SLP mission statement, and the 4-year plan for model implementation. (Contains 43 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Collaboration
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.