ERIC Number: ED410611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Speech-Language Program Review External Report.
A study evaluated the Speech-Language Program in school district #68, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. An external evaluator visited the district and spent 4 consecutive days in observing speech-language pathologists (SLPs), interviewing teachers, parents, administrators, and examining records. Results indicated an extremely positive response to service by six stakeholders groups and a consistent appeal by all involved for more than minimal service. There is a considerable documented unmet need for service by communicatively impaired children. There is also agreement by all involved that current service is spread too far and stretched too thin. Recommendations include: serve fewer students better; clearly state program mandate; document current unmet need; address unmet need; and clearly define operational procedures. (Contains 56 references. An excerpt from the British Columbia Ministry of Education's manual of policies, procedures, and guidelines on speech pathology; and a role description of speech and language pathologists are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nanaimo School District #68 (British Columbia).