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School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology
Organization and Delivery

Sixth Edition
Jean L. Blosser, Jennifer Walsh Means
350-450 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
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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.

School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to provide both new and experienced practitioners with practical solutions and strategies to tackle the challenges they face in the complex and ever-changing world of schools. It is one of only a few resources that focuses on service delivery as opposed to assessment and treatment.

The authors view the book as an excellent opportunity to stimulate new ways of thinking about the critical role SLPs 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 within the school team and share their knowledge with others to make services educationally relevant and to 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, this resource 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

  • 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 framework for thinking about outcomes for school-based programs
  • Designed for university instruction
    • Chapter learning outcomes
    • Sample exam questions for summative measures
    • New PluralPlus companion site with chapter PowerPoints
  • Explanation of the SLP's role in MTSS and contributions to student success
  • Expanded recommendations for building interprofessional collaborative partnerships
  • Tips for coaching teachers and parents
  • Updated information on legal policies and trends


About The Authors

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.

Jennifer Walsh Means