ERIC Number: ED331202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-16
Adolescents with Language Disorders: An "Action Plan" for Service Delivery.
Larson, Vicki Lord; McKinley, Nancy L.
An action plan is critical for speech-language pathologists to use with influential budgetary decision makers when gaining and maintaining support for delivery of services to adolescents with language disorders. Action plans describe what administrators can do to support and sustain clinicians' efforts and how clinicians can enlist this assistance. Support is needed from administrators in the areas of information dissemination, student identification, assessment, program planning, intervention, and follow up. Clinicians can enlist assistance by: writing for journals that are read by decision makers; using a consultation model where and when appropriate; participating in school activities such as the curriculum committee; and other methods. As an example of a service delivery model, this document includes the November 1989 issue of "Curriculum Report," titled "Students Who Can't Communicate: Speech-Language Services at the Secondary Level" by Nancy L. McKinley and Vicki Lord Larson. The newsletter issue explains to secondary school principals why speech-language services are critical, how students with communication disorders are identified, and how effective speech-language programs should be structured. The service delivery model is illustrated with case examples from five school districts. Seven resources are described. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (Seattle, WA, November 16-19, 1990).