ERIC Number: ED033512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
The Utilization of Supportive Personnel in Speech Correction in the Public Schools.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
A pilot program for supportive personnel in speech pathology and audiology began with 3 weeks of formal training. Ten speech aids then worked for 10 weeks in nine school districts. Speech correctionists evaluated the aids and indicated that they were most helpful in articulation and language drills, carry-over activities, ear training, preparation of therapy material, and record keeping. Eleven of 14 correctionists felt that they would like to have the continued services of an aide although many negative attitudes toward aides were in existence (many correctionists felt threatened). The speech aides also evaluated the program; favorable reactions were expressed toward the field of speech correction, and seven aids said they would like to continue their work. Speeches made to the trainees are presented and include the following: public school organization and administration; the role of the speech specialist; professional responsibilities and ethics; child growth, speech, and language development; the speech mechanism; disorders of speech and language and their evaluation and rehabilitation; the hearing mechanism; hearing disorders, evaluation, and rehabilitation; and identification audiometry. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.