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Collecting Outcomes Data in Schools
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tanya M. Gallagher
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Nancy B. Swigert
    Swigert & Associates, Inc., Lexington, KY
  • Herbert M. Baum
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Contact author: Tanya M. Gallagher, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, University Affairs, Planning and Resources, Faculty of Medicine, McIntrye Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Drummond Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A8.
    Contact author: Tanya M. Gallagher, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean, University Affairs, Planning and Resources, Faculty of Medicine, McIntrye Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Drummond Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A8.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / School-Based Settings / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Clinical Forum: Treatment Outcomes and Efficacy in Schools
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 1998
Collecting Outcomes Data in Schools
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1998, Vol. 29, 250-256. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2904.250
History: Received November 24, 1997 , Accepted April 28, 1998
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1998, Vol. 29, 250-256. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2904.250
History: Received November 24, 1997; Accepted April 28, 1998

The definition of treatment outcomes, its interpretive limitations, and the need for this type of information are discussed. The activities of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) Task Force on Treatment Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness and the development of the National Outcomes Measurement System for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NOMS) are reviewed, with an emphasis on the NOMS: K-12 (Education) component. How outcomes data can be used and the challenges its collection presents in school settings are also discussed.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Members of the Task Force on Treatment Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness were Tanya M. Gallagher (co-project officer), Nancy B. Swigert (co-project officer), Herbert M. Baum (project staff director), Robert M. Augustine, Audrey L. Holland, Raymond D. Kent, Roberta A. Kreb, Susan S. Russell, and Kenneth E. Wolf. We also wish to acknowledge the work of Margo Stein and Kathryn Darling with respect to data collection and data analysis for Phase I of the project.
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