PACs A Framework for Determining Appropriate Service Delivery Options Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1997
PACs
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jean L. Blosser
    The University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Annette Kratcoski
    Summit County Educational Service Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Contact author: Jean Blosser, EdD, The University of Akron, The School of Communicative Disorders, Akron, OH 44325-3001.
    Contact author: Jean Blosser, EdD, The University of Akron, The School of Communicative Disorders, Akron, OH 44325-3001.×
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School-Based Settings / Language Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Research Articles
Research Article   |   April 01, 1997
PACs
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1997, Vol. 28, 99-107. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2801.99
History: Received November 3, 1995 , Accepted July 8, 1996
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1997, Vol. 28, 99-107. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2801.99
History: Received November 3, 1995; Accepted July 8, 1996

Changes in demographic and economic trends, as well as reforms in health care and education, have encouraged speech-language pathologists to expand the service delivery options they offer. Practitioners are searching for service delivery models that promote clients’ functional skills, are cost-effective, and reflect accountability and efficacy. There is increasing demand for models that incorporate team decision-making and participation. This article provides clinicians with a framework for decision-making and service delivery by encouraging speech-language pathologists and their colleagues to consider the unique combination of providers, activities, and contexts (PACs) necessary to meet the specific needs of each individual with a communication disorder.

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