School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery

Jean L. Blosser and Jennifer W. Means
SKU: P754
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New Edition Published -  see P927
Details: 441 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
Included Media: Companion Website
ISBN13: 978-1-63550-117-9
Release Date: 29/01/2019

Now in its sixth edition, School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery continues to be a vital resource for faculty, graduate students, school-based practitioners, and program administrators who strive to make a difference in the school setting. The text provides practical solutions and strategies to tackle the challenges faced in the complex and ever-changing education landscape.

The authors aim for the book to be an excellent opportunity to stimulate new ways of thinking about the critical role speech-language pathologists (SLP) play in children's education and social development. It provides a foundation for understanding where SLP programs fit within the school organization. SLPs will be motivated to collaborate with colleagues, lead discussions about the link between communication and learning, and introduce innovative models for delivering services. School Programs encourages SLPs to embrace their positions on school teams, share knowledge to make services educationally relevant and help children reach their highest potential.

School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology focuses on service delivery, program design, interprofessional collaboration, and how to organize and manage an effective program. Additionally, it covers meeting state and national standards, following federal mandates, and how to relate to and communicate with colleagues and parents. Finally, it encourages readers to grow professionally and enjoy their career as a school-based SLP.

Key Features

  • Uniquely focuses on service delivery as opposed to assessment and treatment like other texts
  • Chapter questions provide a review of concepts and practical applications
  • Real-life examples and collaborative strategies to supplement chapter concepts
  • Usable forms and checklists

New to This Edition

  • New co-author, Jennifer Walsh Means
  • A new unique framework for thinking about outcomes for school-based programs
  • Increased pedagogical features in text to enhance learning and comprehension, including chapter learning objectives and engaging learner activities
  • Explanation of the SLP's role in MTSS and contributions to student success
  • Practical process, strategies, and tools for building interprofessional collaborative partnerships
  • Recommendations and tips for coaching teachers and parents
  • Updated information on legal policies and trends
  • Addition of a PluralPlus companion website with instructor resources including PowerPoint lecture slides and sample exam questions for summative measures