21st Century Speech Language Pathologist & Integrated Services in the Classroom

“The 21st Century Speech Language Pathologist and Integrated Services in Classrooms

Contributed by Beverly Vicker, CCC-SLP

“Today’s speech language pathologists (SLPs) play many roles as they attempt to support the development of speech, language, communication, and literacy skills of America’s children. Their roles often include screening, assessing, advocating, and programming/designing augmentative communication equipment in addition to providing direct intervention with students and indirect roles of consulting, coaching, collaborating, and training educators and families. In some districts, SLPs also function as case managers, team leaders, and supervisors of SLP Assistants. In order to accommodate all of the roles necessary to provide the best services to children, SLPs are encouraged by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association to adopt a workload model approach to school services……to read more…PRESS HERE.