ERIC Number: ED434429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Guidelines for the Roles and Responsibilities of the School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD.
These guidelines are an official statement of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) that address the official roles and responsibilities of school-based speech-language pathologists. Chapter 1 outlines the guiding principles that underlie the development of the document, provides federal and global definitions of speech-language pathology, and discusses federal statutes relating to the education of students with disabilities. A current model for providing speech and language services is presented. Chapter 2 describes specific roles and responsibilities of school-based speech-language pathologists. Core roles are listed and include: prevention, identification, assessment, evaluation, eligibility determination, Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, caseload management, intervention, counseling, re-evaluation, transition, dismissal (for students with language, articulation, phonology, fluency, voice/resonance, or swallowing disorders), supervision, and documentation and accountability. The responsibilities of the speech-language pathologist in each of these roles are described. The components of the IEP, service delivery options, and methods for effective intervention are also explained. Chapter 3 describes additional roles and opportunities for school-based speech-language pathologists, including community and professional partnerships, professional leadership opportunities, and advocacy. The final chapter summarizes the current and evolving roles of the speech-language pathologist. (Contains 165 references, an 82-item bibliography, and 13 tables.) (CR)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Integrated Services, Intervention, Job Analysis, Language Impairments, Models, Occupational Information, Speech Impairments, Speech Language Pathology, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Supervision, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD.