ERIC Number: EJ917258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
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Providing Written Language Services in the Schools: The Time Is Now
Fallon, Karen A.; Katz, Lauren A.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v42 n1 p3-17 Jan 2011
Purpose: The current study was conducted to investigate the provision of written language services by school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Specifically, the study examined SLPs' knowledge, attitudes, and collaborative practices in the area of written language services as well as the variables that impact provision of these services. Method: Public school-based SLPs from across the country were solicited for participation in an online, Web-based survey. Data from 645 full-time SLPs from 49 states were evaluated using descriptive statistics and logistic regression. Results: Many school-based SLPs reported not providing "any" services in the area of written language to students with written language weaknesses. Knowledge, attitudes, and collaborative practices were mixed. A logistic regression revealed three variables likely to predict high levels of service provision in the area of written language. Conclusion: Data from the current study revealed that many struggling readers and writers on school-based SLPs' caseloads are not receiving services from their SLPs. Implications for SLPs' preservice preparation, continuing education, and doctoral preparation are discussed.
Descriptors: Written Language, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Related Services (Special Education), Public Schools, Surveys, Predictor Variables, Allied Health Occupations Education
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