Speech Pathology Services in the Secondary Schools A description of current practices and trends in secondary school speech pathology programs was derived from answers to a questionnaire sent to 250 school speech clinicians in the United States. Sixty-four of the 85 questionnaires returned were used in the tabulation of results. Aspects of remedial programs covered include case-finding ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1976
Speech Pathology Services in the Secondary Schools
 
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  • W. R. Neal, Jr., is associate professor of speech pathology and audiology at the University of Georgia. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at 564 Aderhold, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602.
    W. R. Neal, Jr., is associate professor of speech pathology and audiology at the University of Georgia. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at 564 Aderhold, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1976
Speech Pathology Services in the Secondary Schools
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1976, Vol. 7, 6-16. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0701.06
History: Received November 29, 1974 , Accepted February 9, 1975
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1976, Vol. 7, 6-16. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0701.06
History: Received November 29, 1974; Accepted February 9, 1975

A description of current practices and trends in secondary school speech pathology programs was derived from answers to a questionnaire sent to 250 school speech clinicians in the United States. Sixty-four of the 85 questionnaires returned were used in the tabulation of results. Aspects of remedial programs covered include case-finding methods, scheduling patterns, distribution of case load, frequency and duration of therapy sessions, and size of groups. Clinicians were asked to compare therapy techniques and materials used at the secondary level with those used at the elementary level. Factors affecting the success of the speech pathology program at both elementary and secondary levels were evaluated in terms of their relative importance. Similarities and differences between programs at the two school levels are discussed along with some comparisons with similar data compiled in a 1959 national survey of public school speech and hearing services.

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