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ERIC Number: ED206673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
FY 80 Evaluation Report: A Survey of the Speech Assistant Program FY 80, Title I 89-313.
Roberts, Jo Ann; Szafraniec, Carleen
In order to review the first year of implementation of the Title I 89-313 federally funded Speech Assistant Program for severely/profoundly handicapped students in the Chicago public schools, data was gathered by interview, questionnaire and observation methods from speech assistants, speech pathologists (who supervised assistants), a teacher-speech pathologist and a program coordinator. Six hundred forty-four students, ranging between 6 and 21 years old and enrolled in 75 schools, participated in the program in two ways: (1) through direct service delivery format, whereby the student left the regular classroom setting for service; (2) by means of classroom and teacher contact, whereby the speech assistant visited the classroom for observational, needs assessment, and progress reporting purposes. On a student group sample of 317 participants, 87% progressed at least one stage in a major selected speech/language goal, surpassing the 80% objective. Only the severe learning disabled group, with a success rate of 74%, fell below this objective. The need for citywide inservice to explain the program to pathologists and administrators was reported. Assistants had difficulties at local school level obtaining lists of Title I 89-313 student names; thus schools having accessible lists were more likely to have their students receive prompt, direct service. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I