Archive for the ‘Evidence Based Practice’ Category

Intensive Service Delivery Model: Jarrell Elementary School

It is time to garner our excitement and SLP-passion for the 2013-2014 school year. As we prepare our brains to aspire towards the most effective year of speech-language pathology services, I challenge you to think of your current service delivery model…

Inclusion Series #4: Feelings

This is the fourth part of our six-part Inclusion Series with Katie Adams, speech-language pathologist at McNeil High School in Round Rock ISD. We have already learned about three great methods for addressing social skills, language comprehension and c…

Bililngual AND Inclusive AND Literacy-Based Language Therapy! Oh my!

I want to take this opportunity to highlight a bright spot in Region 13! Cynthia McClure is a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist in the Leander Independent School District. At this time, she is implementing inclusive, literacy-based language therapy…

Language Intervention in the Classroom – What does the research say?

When I talk to SLPs about providing language intervention in the classroom, I usually hear comments from two different “camps” – the “teachers don’t want me there and I don’t know how to take data, so I’d rathe…

Executive Function – What is it, and why do SLPs need to know about it?

According to Dawson and Guare(2010), Executive function refers to “high-level cognitive processes required to plan and direct activities, including task initiation and follow-through, working memory, sustained attention, performance monitoring, inhib…

Service Delivery in the Schools – Is it Individualized?

IDEA mandates, and ASHA recommends, that special education service delivery, as well as the frequency and duration of those services, be based on the needs of the individual student.   We have recently heard a lot of information from TEA regarding

How Do I Interpret the Research I Read? What to Know about Effect Size

We all (at least vaguely) remember those statistics and research methods classes in which we learned about ANOVA, p values, and all of that other complicated statistical stuff.  At our SLP Hill Country Institute this week, Dr. Ron Gillam, from Utah St…

Language Impairment Eligibility: Which test should I use?

The current language eligibility guidelines provided by TSHA, and many districts across the state, consider students with a language disorder eligible for Speech Language Pathology services in the schools when their standard scores on a language batte…

Literacy-Based Intervention- Where do I start?

I get a lot of questions from SLPs who want to provide intervention that is relevant to the classroom, but don’t know where to start.  My best first place to start is with structured shared storybook reading.  Language and literacy are absolut…

SLP Hill Country Institute Open for Registration!

Join us for our 5th Annual SLP Hill Country Institute in beautiful Fredericksburg, Texas, June 27-29, 2011!   This is a 2 and 1/2 day conference in Fredericksburg, Texas for Speech Language Pathologists presented by Drs. Ron & Sandi Gillam, PhD, …

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