School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery.

Sixth Edition

Jean Blosser, Jennifer Means

Details: 441 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-117-9

© 2020 | Available

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Now in its sixth edition, School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery continues to be a vital resource for faculty, graduate students, school-based practitioners, and program administrators who strive to make a difference in the school setting. The text provides practical solutions and strategies to tackle the challenges faced in the complex and ever-changing education landscape.

The authors aim for the book to be an excellent opportunity to stimulate new ways of thinking about the critical role speech-language pathologists (SLP) play in children's education and social development. It provides a foundation for understanding where SLP programs fit within the school organization. SLPs will be motivated to collaborate with colleagues, lead discussions about the link between communication and learning, and introduce innovative models for delivering services. School Programs encourages SLPs to embrace their positions on school teams, share knowledge to make services educationally relevant and help children reach their highest potential.

School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology focuses on service delivery, program design, interprofessional collaboration, and how to organize and manage an effective program. Additionally, it covers meeting state and national standards, following federal mandates, and how to relate to and communicate with colleagues and parents. Finally, it encourages readers to grow professionally and enjoy their career as a school-based SLP.

Key Features

  • Uniquely focuses on service delivery as opposed to assessment and treatment like other texts
  • Chapter questions provide a review of concepts and practical applications
  • Real-life examples and collaborative strategies to supplement chapter concepts
  • Usable forms and checklists

New to the Sixth Edition

  • New co-author, Jennifer Walsh Means
  • A new unique framework for thinking about outcomes for school-based programs
  • Increased pedagogical features in text to enhance learning and comprehension, including chapter learning objectives and engaging learner activities
  • Explanation of the SLP's role in MTSS and contributions to student success
  • Practical process, strategies, and tools for building interprofessional collaborative partnerships
  • Recommendations and tips for coaching teachers and parents
  • Updated information on legal policies and trends
  • Addition of a PluralPlus companion website with instructor resources including PowerPoint lecture slides, sample exam questions, and instructional projects


Chapter 1. Evolution of SLP Programs in Schools
Chapter 2. Becoming an Ethical Professional
Chapter 3. Foundations of the SLP Program
Chapter 4. The Speech-Language Pathologist as a Leader and Manager
Chapter 5. Tools of the Trade
Chapter 6. Accountability, Documentation, and Outcomes
Chapter 7. Establishing the SLP Workload and Caseload
Chapter 8. Service Delivery Options
Chapter 9. Educationally Relevant Services
Chapter 10. Interprofessional Collaboration: Creating Strong Partnerships
Chapter 11. Experience Schools
Chapter 12. Life as a Professional SLP

Appendix A. University Outreach Committee (UOC) Professional Resource Document for the Roles and Responsibilities of the School-based SLP
Appendix B. Sample Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Appendix C. Sample of Common Core State Standards

Jean Blosser

Jean L. Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP/R, ASHA Fellow, NAP Fellow, is an SLP, entrepreneur, author, and leader in school services. She is passionate about creating systems to foster positive outcomes for children with communication disabilities through a combination of evidence-based practice, educationally relevant intervention, spectrum of approaches for service delivery, and interprofessional collaboration. Dr. Blosser encourages education colleagues to provide high quality, outcomes-based instruction for children with disabilities. To Dr. Blosser, collaboration is essential! As President of Blosser Consulting, she consults nationally with schools, universities, professional organizations, and education staffing and product businesses to develop solutions to service delivery challenges. Her awards include Fellow of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, The American Council on Education, and the National Academies of Practice. She has published many resources to support parents and teachers including Let’s Talk Today! A Calendar of Daily Activities for Developing Language Skills at Home and Let’s Celebrate and Learn Each Day! Her career experiences have included Associate Provost, Speech and Hearing Center Director, Professor at The University of Akron, and VP of Therapy Programs and Quality at a national education solutions company. She serves on several national committees and advisory councils.

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Jennifer Means

Jennifer Means is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Services at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, currently teaching courses in clinical methods, clinical supervision, school speech-language-hearing programs, and fluency disorders. During Dr. MeansÂ’ 30-year professional experience, 17 were as a school-based SLP. In addition to her university position, she consults with school districts regarding policy and program services. Her research interests, presentations, and publications include focus on school-based service delivery, supervision, literacy, educational law, and fluency disorders.

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