American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools (2010)

Practice Policy

This professional issues statement and accompanying position statement replaces the 2000 ASHA document Guidelines for the Roles and Responsibilities of the School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist.

Presentations

This PDF presentation highlights the rationale, development and components of the new ASHA practice policy documents Roles and Responsibilities of Speech Language Pathologists in Schools Professional Issues Statement and Position Statement. This presentation may be helpful to share with colleagues and administrators to explain the vast and ever-changing role of the SLP in schools.

The Role of the SLP in Schools Poster Presentation [PDF]
This version of the handout is suitable for printing poster-size presentations. It highlights the key points of the new roles of the SLP in schools and can be used to present information at state or district conferences. This poster is a companion piece to the PDF presentation.

Tools for Implementation

Do's and Don'ts for the Role of the SLP in Schools [PDF]
These examples follow the framework of the Roles and Responsiblities document and highlight best practice as well as what not to do.

This one page summary [PDF] highlights the key points of the new professional issues and position statements on the role of the SLP in schools. This resource is a companion piece to the PDF presentation.

This Reflection Tool [PDF] can be used as a self-evaluation to determine areas of strengths and topics needing work regarding the new roles of the SLP in schools. It can be used as a guide for professional development or discussion for change in schools or at the state level.

Find your State Education Advocacy Leader (SEAL) Champion [PDF] (grouped by region) who are available to dialogue with SLPs and other SEALs to plan for dissemination and implementation of the Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools (2010) policy documents.

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