The Use of Supportive Personnel in a Public School Speech and Language Program Paid speech aides and volunteers were trained to supplement and expand services provided by speech and language specialists. The project, undertaken by the Los Angeles Unified School District, was designed to train aides to provide remedial instruction aimed at increasing the articulation skills and language levels of pupils with articulatory ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1976
The Use of Supportive Personnel in a Public School Speech and Language Program
 
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  • Both authors are speech and language specialists with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California, and served as Coordinators of Supportive Personnel of the Special Education Division, Speech and Hearing Unit during the project year. Requests for reprints may be directed to Angela Scalero, 6201 Shoup Avenue-78, Woodland Hills, California 91364.
    Both authors are speech and language specialists with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California, and served as Coordinators of Supportive Personnel of the Special Education Division, Speech and Hearing Unit during the project year. Requests for reprints may be directed to Angela Scalero, 6201 Shoup Avenue-78, Woodland Hills, California 91364.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1976
The Use of Supportive Personnel in a Public School Speech and Language Program
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1976, Vol. 7, 150-158. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0703.150
History: Received June 15, 1974 , Accepted January 11, 1975
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1976, Vol. 7, 150-158. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0703.150
History: Received June 15, 1974; Accepted January 11, 1975

Paid speech aides and volunteers were trained to supplement and expand services provided by speech and language specialists. The project, undertaken by the Los Angeles Unified School District, was designed to train aides to provide remedial instruction aimed at increasing the articulation skills and language levels of pupils with articulatory disorders and at preventing speech problems in younger children through providing them with speech and language learning experiences. This article details the qualifications for selection of the aides, the duties they performed, and the preservice training program implemented prior to their assignment to the schools. Postinstruction data revealed that the supportive personnel successfully expanded and supplemented the services of the speech and language specialists, providing a valuable contribution to the speech and language program.

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