Making a Difference for America's Children: Speech-Language Pathologists in Public Schools–Second Edition (12961)  ISBN: 9781416404187

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Two nationally known experts provide a framework for the expanded working situations of SLPs and help create a vision of the possibilities for children and professionals within federal guidelines and requirements of the public school system.

Making a Difference for America's Children: Speech-Language Pathologists in Public Schools–Second Edition:

  • Gets you up-to-date on what SLPs working in the public schools need to know
  • Gives the most current updates on Federal legislative changes in NCLB and IDEA
  • Discusses increased emphasis on early literacy and evidence-based practices
  • Discusses the sweeping movement of response to intervention (RtI)
  • Defines the future roles of SLPs and audiologists in the schools

This second edition includes updates of information from Making a Difference in the Era of Accountability, also by Moore and Montgomery—all in one resource. It presents ten chapters: 

  1. Speech-Language and Audiology Services in the Educational System: Trends and Considerations
  2. Legislative Foundation of Special Education
  3. Referral and Assessment
  4. The IEP Process and Procedures
  5. Service Delivery Options in Schools
  6. Providing Successful Intervention and Access to Curriculum
  7. Specialized Services
  8. Procedural Safeguards and Other Protections for Children in Special Education
  9. The Work World of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Public Schools
  10. A Promising Future for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Includes Three Appendices:

  • Response to Intervention: New Roles for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • To Screen or Not to Screen. That is the Question
  • ASHA's Code of Ethics

A glossary, defining important terminology and concepts is also included in the book. Whether you are reentering the public schools from private therapy or practicing in the public schools today, Making a Difference for America's Children-Second Edition is an invaluable resource for information and current trends.

541 pages • 8.5 x 11 • softcover • ©2008

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Keywords:

schools, NCLB, IDEA, early literacy, evidence-based, RtI, IEP, Public Schools, Professional Resources, Speech-Language Pathologists, Children