Speech-Language Pathologist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices

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Julie Causton, Chelsea P Tracy-Bronson

Speech-Language Pathologist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices
168 pages
2014
ISBN: 9781598573626

Every inclusive school team needs a great SLP who supports communication skills where they’re needed most: in the classroom, as students with disabilities learn and participate alongside their peers. This is the practical, friendly guide SLPs need to go beyond pull-out services and deliver successful communication and language supports as part of an inclusive school team. Packed with immediately useful strategies, relatable examples, and invaluable insights from experienced SLPs, this guidebook is key to helping students with disabilities improve their communicative functioning so they can access the curriculum and fully participate in classroom routines and activities. New and seasoned SLPs will turn to this book again and again for clear guidance on succeeding in an inclusive classroom and helping all students reach their full potential.

Strategies that help SLPs:

  • provide effective communication and language supports within the classroom environment
  • collaborate with other members of the school team
  • promote higher academic achievement through communication supports
  • help facilitate peer supports and friendships
  • choose accommodations and modifications that improve communication and participation
  • match supports to students’ specific strengths
  • keep expectations high for all students
  • maximise student independence
  • respond to challenging behaviour in gentle, positive ways

Includes tools and checklists to help:

  • plan and communicate a speech-language therapy plan
  • choose student supports
  • clarify team roles and responsibilities
  • presume competence
  • and more.

Table of Contents

About the Forms

About the Authors

Foreword Patrick Schwarz

Preface

Acknowledgments

  1. The Speech-Language Pathologist
  2. Special Education
  3. Inclusive Education
  4. Collaborating with Others: Working within a Team
  5. Rethinking Students: Presuming Competence
  6. Providing Social Supports: Standing Back
  7. Providing Academic Supports
  8. Appendix Useful Web Sites and Resources for Assistive Technology
  9. Providing Behavioral Supports
  10. Supporting You, Supporting Them: Self-Care
  11. Appendix Book Club Books, Articles, and Self-Care Books

References

Index

"An excellent resource clarifying the ‘how to’ of providing an integrative delivery of speech and language services in an inclusive school. This is a must have resource for any speech language pathologist providing services to students with disabilities in the public schools."
- Dr. Richard Villa, President, Bayridge Consortium, Inc., San Diego, CA

"Chock full of proven tools for promoting inclusive education and differentiating instruction for students with specialized educational needs. The authors make it look and sound easy and fun to craft inclusive experiences for all students."
- Dr. Jacqueline Thousand, Professor, School of Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, California State University San Marcos