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

Jean Blosser
SKU: P927
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Jean Blosser

Details: 457 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5 " x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-611-2

Publication Date: 19/02/2024

The seventh edition of School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery is an insightful, innovative, and practical resource for university faculty and students, experienced speech-language pathologists (SLPs), program leaders, school administrators, and education partners. 

The organization and content of the book are structured to stimulate creative thinking about how to improve the quality and effectiveness of speech-language services in schools so students with communication disorders reach their highest potential. Challenges due to the complex and ever-changing education landscape are thoughtfully explored. A fresh perspective on establishing service delivery practices and processes is offered. The concept of service delivery is broadened by aligning classroom instruction and intervention goals and preparing educators and families to support student success. 

School Programs encourages SLPs to embrace their roles and responsibilities and describes their participation in the MTSS process utilizing an innovative six-stage collaborative approach that results in evidence-based, effective, coordinated, and efficient services. Guidelines are recommended for SLPs to actively participate on school teams to gain and exchange pertinent knowledge; identify school demands and expectations; and collaborate with fellow education partners to ensure that instruction, intervention, and services are educationally relevant and coordinated.

Key Features

  • Authentic examples and strategies to reinforce the key concepts 
  • Service delivery approaches versus specific assessment and treatment methods for specific disorders as is often presented in other books
  • Chapter Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter establish the theme and goals for the chapter
  • Chapter summary questions and projects reinforce concepts and facilitate practical application

New to This Edition

  • Notable advances in the evolution of school speech-language pathology service delivery
  • Six-stage framework for effective collaboration with education partners
  • Strategies to ensure educationally relevant intervention and services that contribute to students’ success in home, school, work, and community
  • Additional practical resources such as replicable worksheets and forms to promote meaningful interactions with educators and parents to improve the quality of referrals, intervention, and progress monitoring
  • Positive examples of advocacy in action
  • Thought-provoking questions and projects to stimulate personal and professional reflection

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

  • For instructors: PowerPoint Slides, Test Bank, Class Projects
  • For students: Replicable Worksheets and Forms