PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Caseload and Workload

Overview

Key Issues

Resources

References

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (n.d.). Common Core State Standards: A resource for SLPs. Available from http://www.asha.org/SLP/schools/Common-Core-State-Standards.htm.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (n.d.). Examples and worksheets for the workload analysis approach. Available from www.asha.org/slp/schools/examples/

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (n.d.). State and local workload activity. Available from www.asha.org/slp/schools/districtworkloadchart/.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2002).  A workload analysis approach for establishing speech-language caseload standards in the school [Position statement].  Available from www.asha.org/policy.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2010). Working for change: A guide for speech-language pathologists and audiologists in schools. Available from www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/Working-Change-Schools-SLPs-Audiologists-Guide.pdf.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2014). 2014 Schools Survey report: SLP caseload characteristics. Available from www.asha.org/research/memberdata/schoolssurvey/.

Brandel, J., & Loeb, D. F. (2011). Program intensity and service delivery models in the schools: SLP survey results. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 461-490.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Medicaid. Available from www.medicaid.gov/.

Cirrin, F. M., Schooling, T. L., Nelson, N. W., Diehl, S. F., Flynn, P. F., Staskowski, M., Torrey, T. Z., & Adamczyk, D. F. (2010). Evidence-based systematic review: Effects of different service delivery models on communication outcomes for elementary school-age children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 41, 233-264.

Giess, S. (n.d.). Implementing a workload approach to caseload: Methods and strategies. ASHA Professional Development CE Course. Available to order from http://www.asha.org/eweb/OLSDynamicPage.aspx?webcode=olsmainpage.

Kansas State Department of Education. (2005). Speech-language guidelines for schools. Available from www.omnie.org/literacyhome/Kansas%20Guidelines.pdf.

Katz, L. A., Maag, A., Fallon, K. A., Blenkarn, K., & Smith, M. K. (2010). What makes a caseload (un)manageable? School-based speech-language pathologists speak. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. (41) 139-151.

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Common Core State Standards. Available from www.corestandards.org/.

Schooling, T. (2000). Crushed by growing caseloads? Arm yourself with outcomes data from K-6 component of NOMS. The ASHA Leader, 5(18), 1-6.

Schooling, T. L. (2003). Lessons from the national outcomes measurement system (NOMS). Seminars in Speech and Language, 24(3), 245-256.

Soliday, S. (n.d.). The 3:1 Service Delivery Model. ASHA Professional Development. CE Course. Available to order from www.asha.org/eweb/OLSDynamicPage.aspx?Webcode=olsdetails&title=The+3%3a1+Service+Delivery+Model .

Texas Speech Language Hearing Association. (2011). Eligibility guidelines for speech impairment. Available from www4.esc13.net/speechlang/tsha.

U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). Free Appropriate Public Education: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Available from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html.

U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004). Available from http://idea.ed.gov.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. (2003). Speech and language impairments assessment and decision making: Technical assistance guide. Available from http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/files/sped/pdf/slguide.pdf.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. (2009). Eligibility checklist: Speech & language impairment. Available from http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/files/forms/pdf/podelg-spl-001.pdf.

Woltmann, J., & Camron, S.C. (2009). Use of workload analysis for caseload establishment in the recruitment and retention of school-based speech-language pathologists. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 20(3), 178-183.

Wright, C. & Bankston, D. (2009, March 3). Guidelines help texas clinicians manage caseloads. The ASHA Leader. Available from http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2009/090303/090303e/

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