American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Common Core State Standards

Implications



Implementation of the CCSS is now a curriculum priority for 45 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories. SLPs have a direct role in implementing the CCSS with students-some of whom have communication disorders-who struggle with language/literacy and in supporting classroom teachers. For students with severe disabilities, SLPs may collaborate with the educational team to work on appropriate curriculum and functional goals to help each student reach his or her individual potential.

In order to implement these roles effectively, SLPs must have or acquire

  • knowledge of the CCSS;
  • understanding of the typical developmental processes and stages of listening, speaking, reading, and writing;
  • understanding of the needs of students with diverse abilities and needs.

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