Language Resource Room Level of Service An Urban School District Approach to Integrative Treatment Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1992
Language Resource Room Level of Service
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Judith Farber, MA
    School District of Philadelphia, PA
  • Mary Ellen Denenberg
    School District of Philadelphia, PA
  • Susan Klyman
    School District of Philadelphia, PA
  • Patricia Lachman
    School District of Philadelphia, PA
  • Contact author: Judith Farber, MA, The School District of Philadelphia, Stevens Administrative Center, 13th & Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19123–3296.
    Contact author: Judith Farber, MA, The School District of Philadelphia, Stevens Administrative Center, 13th & Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19123–3296.×
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School-Based Settings / Language Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   October 01, 1992
Language Resource Room Level of Service
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1992, Vol. 23, 293-299. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2304.293
History: Received June 17, 1991 , Accepted December 19, 1991
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1992, Vol. 23, 293-299. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2304.293
History: Received June 17, 1991; Accepted December 19, 1991

This article describes the Philadelphia School District’s approach for providing an intensive level of language treatment by combining aspects of the traditional itinerant pull-out method with instruction received in the classroom. The speech-language pathologist assumes the roles of co-teacher, consultant, and direct treatment provider. This innovative program allows flexibility of programming and adjusts the level of effort to individual and classroom needs.

Students with moderate to severe speech-language disorders are selected on a system-wide basis for this level of service. Initial resistance to the presence of speech-language pathologists in classrooms eases as students’ speech-language performance shows marked improvement. Preliminary data analysis indicates that the Language Resource Room model is a successful adjunct to traditional treatment modes.

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