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ERIC Number: ED626424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Aug-6
Pages: 267
Abstractor: ERIC
Speech and Language Program Guidebook, School Year 2021-2022. Version 9.0. Updated
District of Columbia Public Schools
The purpose of this guidebook is to: (1) Assist Speech-Language Pathology service providers as they support the educational goals of eligible students with disabilities in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS); and (2) Ensure that all Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) operate with the same premises, utilize the same procedures and guidelines, and are uniform in presentation. This guidebook is an internal document written specifically for providers of Speech-Language Pathology. The procedures and best practices in this guidebook are designed to provide optimal school-based interventions as part of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), following IDEA 2004 while simultaneously maximizing equal access to speech-language pathologists for all of the District of Columbia Public Schools students. In this guidebook, providers will find guidelines, procedures, suggestions, and ideas that should be used daily to guide them in assuring a high level of professional services for all students and invested stakeholders. Implicit within this document is the following core principles: (1) The criteria for eligibility must include both the presence of a composite depressed score and documented impact on the student's access to the academic curriculum; (2) Services should not be instituted until accommodations have been implemented and given a chance to work; (3) The intensity and modalities of interventions should dwindle over time (4) The default delivery service need not be 1:1, unless otherwise required and justified, as applicable, by the clinician; and (5) Discharge from services should be stated at the first IEP meeting as a desirable and celebrated outcome and not a denial of services; discharge may, and should, occur at any time in the process. [For "Speech and Language Program Guidebook, School Year 2020-2021. Updated," see ED614358.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A