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School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology
Organization and Service Delivery

Fifth Edition
Jean L. Blosser
464 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10"
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Nearly 55% of ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists work in school settings. The numbers are even higher when non-ASHA certified pathologists are considered. There are only a few resources that address service delivery, as opposed to assessment or treatment of specific communication disorders. School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to provide both new and experienced practitioners with solutions and strategies for the challenges they face in the complex and ever-changing world of school-based delivery.

Most books for school-based speech-language pathologists focus on different types of intervention and diagnoses. School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology focuses on service delivery, program design, and how to organize and manage an effective program. Additionally, this resource covers meeting state and national standards, following federal mandates, and how to relate to and communicate with colleagues and parents.

The organization, questions at the end of each chapter, real-life examples, collaborative strategies, research foundation, and usable forms all make this book very practical for university students, existing school-based practitioners, and program administrators.

Building on the success of previous editions, the fifth edition includes more information on alternative delivery methods and flexible schedule modules, reporting and documentation, state standards, telepractice, evidence-based practice, school-based leadership and career development, and an expansion of the information on the school-based clinician’s role and contributions to the education team.


  • The Growth and Development of the Profession in the Schools
  • The Professional School Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Foundations of the Program
  • The Speech-Language Pathologist as a Leader and Manager
  • Tools of the Trade: Space, Facilities, Equipment, and Materials
  • Documentation and Accountability
  • Establishing the Caseload
  • Considerations for Service Delivery and Scheduling
  • Developing a Relevant Intervention Program
  • Collaboration: Creating Meaningful Relationships With Others
  • Experience Schools
  • Life After College

Appendix A. ASHA Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools
Appendix B. ASHA Code of Ethics
Appendix C. Individualized Education Program (IEP) Forms
Appendix D. Sample Language Arts Objectives - Kindergarten to Level 5


About The Author

Jean L. Blosser

Jean Blosser, EdD is Vice President for Therapy Programs and Quality at Progressus Therapy. Dr. Blosser has held academic, clinical, and leadership positions for over 35 years, including Dean, Associate Provost, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, Director of the University of Akron Speech and Hearing Center, Department Chair, and school-based speech language pathologist.

Dr. Blosser is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Ohio Speech and Hearing Association. She was one of 34 individuals in the United States awarded an American Council on Education Fellowship in 1997-1998, which she served at Florida Gulf Coast University. Jean was the founding Coordinator of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Division 10: Issues in Higher Education.

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