ERIC Number: EJ791469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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Legal and Financial Issues Associated with Providing Services in Schools to Children with Swallowing and Feeding Disorders
Power-deFur, Lissa; Alley, Nancy S. N.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v39 n2 p160-166 Apr 2008
Purpose: This review of federal statutes and regulations, state and federal administrative and case law, and policy documents is designed to provide information regarding the treatment of children with swallowing and feeding disorders in the law for the purpose of identifying best practice procedures for school personnel serving children with swallowing and feeding disorders. Method: A narrative review of federal statutes and regulations, state and federal administrative and case law, and policy documents was conducted. The review identified prevailing and emerging policies related to serving children with swallowing and feeding issues in schools. In addition, federal standards regarding funding were reviewed for relevance to serving children with dysphagia. Implications: Statutes, regulations, and case law establish the rights of students with health impairments, including swallowing and feeding disorders, to receive such related services as are necessary to attend school safely. Recent administrative hearings have addressed dysphagia, identifying the importance of ensuring the child's feeding safety through diet and services. School districts can receive reimbursement for services that are provided to children with dysphagia through Medicaid when said services are provided in accordance with each state's Medicaid requirements.
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Special Needs Students, Federal Legislation, State Legislation, Court Litigation, Public Policy, Student Needs, School Personnel, Social Services, School Districts
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Tel: 800-638-8255; Fax: 301-571-0457; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://lshss.asha.org/
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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