Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues SIG 16 has 6,219 affiliates. Speech-language pathologists in the school setting continue to face many detailed questions. Several issues often resurface and seem to grow in importance. For example, making our services known and valuable in the schools is a recurring theme: How do SLPs make sure administrators ... SIG Spotlight
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Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues
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SIG Spotlight   |   March 01, 2016
Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues
The ASHA Leader, March 2016, Vol. 21, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.21032016.np
The ASHA Leader, March 2016, Vol. 21, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.21032016.np
How many affiliates does your SIG have?
SIG 16 has 6,219 affiliates.
Is there an important new issue surrounding your SIG’s subject matter right now? Highlight a timely event or trend.
Speech-language pathologists in the school setting continue to face many detailed questions. Several issues often resurface and seem to grow in importance. For example, making our services known and valuable in the schools is a recurring theme: How do SLPs make sure administrators and other professionals know what we do and that we provide unique and valuable services to students related to their academic success?
Another issue that comes up frequently is knowing how to accomplish classroom-based push-in services (as opposed to the traditional pull-out services). How do we document progress for integrated services? How do we write goals that are inclusive of Common Core State Standards? Recently, the question of making up missed sessions has become an area of concern for many school-based SLPs.
What upcoming events related to or sponsored by your SIG should everyone know about? Chats, conferences or convention events?
SIG 16 is working with SIG 1, Language Learning and Education, to provide an online chat on “Functional Approaches to Working with Auditory Processing Difficulties” on March 15. Three speakers will participate: David DeBonis, Jeanane Ferre and Gail Richard.
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a must-read for CSD professionals, and why?
The best part of Perspectives is that all the issues are available and, with the variety of topics and frequency of publication, there is something for everyone.
Our recent 2015 November issue included articles on collaboration that are particularly relevant given ASHA’s focus on interprofessional practice and collaboration. The issue includes articles such as “How to Collaborate: Five Steps for Success” by Nora C. Swenson and Virginia Williams; and “Collaborative Groups: Application of a Framework for Interprofessional Collaboration in a High School Setting” by Andrea Carr Tyszka and Lynette DiLuzio.
“‘Minute to Win It’: Using Elevator Speeches to Advocate in Educational Speech Language Pathology and Audiology,” is a great article about advocacy from our August 2015 issue by Kellie Ellis, Catherine Gottfred and Christine Freiberg. This quick read emphasizes catching those moments when we can advocate for our services and value.
Finally, the entire December 2014 issue focuses on executive function. The article “Practical Solutions for Executive Functioning Challenges Created by the Unique Learning Styles of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders” by Catherine Zenko is frequently referenced.
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