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ERIC Number: ED374633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 75
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Collaborative Consultation: Literature Review and Case Study of a Proposed Alternative Delivery System.
Ford, Carolyn; Fitterman, L. Jeffrey
This paper examines collaboration and consultation relative to the current restructuring and inclusion movement in education. It presents the advantages of the collaborative consultation model for serving special students, particularly those with speech and language impairments and outlines the role of the speech language pathologist in collaborative consultation. The paper then describes the implementation of a pilot collaborative consultation model at three public schools in Lee County, Florida. This case study collected data from 13 teachers, in the areas of communication, personal growth, professional development, academic aspects, social/emotional student variables, program variables, parent variables, and formal documentation. The case study found that the collaborative consultation model is a model of best practice for all children and particularly for students with language and speech impairments. The implementation of a collaborative consultation model requires more teacher flexibility and planning time, reduces polarization between regular and special education teachers and students, and reduces the need for intervention with severe problems in the latter grades. Recommendations are offered for future collaborative models. Appendixes contain various forms and data from the survey forms. (Contains 30 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida