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ERIC Number: EJ859082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Accountability for Services for Young Children with Disabilities and the Assessment of Meaningful Outcomes: The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist
Hebbeler, Kathleen; Rooney, Robin
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v40 n4 p446-456 Oct 2009
Purpose: This article describes the federal accountability requirements related to young children with disabilities and the contribution of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) to provide these data through the use of authentic, functional assessments. Method: The article summarizes recent state and federal developments related to assessment for accountability and draws on the recommendations of national organizations, including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, to underscore the importance of high-quality assessment for guiding practice and for documenting child outcomes for accountability. Clinical Implications/Conclusion: The widespread use of recommended practices for assessment will provide children, families, and practitioners, including SLPs, with the highest quality assessment information, at the same time providing states and the federal government with much-needed valid data on child outcomes for accountability purposes.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Tel: 800-638-8255; Fax: 301-571-0457; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A