ERIC Number: EJ764642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Speech--Language Pathologists' Involvement in Responsiveness to Intervention Activities
Staskowski, Maureen; Rivera, Elizabeth A.
Topics in Language Disorders, v25 n2 p132-147 Apr-Jun 2005
Responsiveness to intervention (RTI) initiatives have promise for meeting the literacy needs of all students, thereby preventing learning difficulties and school failure. In the authors' school districts in Michigan and Florida, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are participating in RTI initiatives at every level. In some respects, RTI activities already are incorporated into SLPs' curriculum-relevant practices; in other respects, RTI initiatives introduce new roles for SLPs. This article places RTI models and activities in the context of a curriculum-relevant service delivery model and contrasts both with a traditional medical model. Case examples from the authors' districts illustrate how SLPs can play active roles in RTI initiatives and how it is possible to merge new roles with current practices by shifting from a caseload to workload view of time management.
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Time Management, Speech Language Pathology, Responses, Allied Health Personnel, Models, Role, Academic Achievement, Academic Failure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Michigan