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3:1 Service Delivery Model

Deborah Adamczyk ., M.A.,CCC-SLP

October 26, 2009

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What is the 3:1 Service Delivery Model that is being implemented in the schools?

Answer

The 3:1 model is a component of the workload approach to services in which three weeks out of each month are primarily designated for direct intervention with students, and one week is set aside for indirect services, such as meeting with teachers, parents, and other specialists; developing treatment materials; make up therapy, providing more intense services in the classroom, conducting assessments, observing and completing paperwork. The model is exactly the kind of new approach that ASHA has been officially advocating since the 2002 adoption of its policy documents on "A Workload Analysis Approach for Establishing Speech-Language Caseload Standards in the Schools."
You can find more information about how this model was used on the ASHA websites in the following places:

Annett, M. (2004, March 2). Service delivery success: SLPs in Oregon schools tackle workload, enhance recruitment. The ASHA Leader, pp. 1, 12-13. www.asha.org/publications/leader/archives/2004/040302/040302a.htm

Local District Workload Activity
www.asha.org/slp/schools/resources/districtworkloadchart.htm

This Ask the Expert was taken from the course entitled: "The Future of SLP Practices in the Schools" presented by Deborah Adamczyk, M.A., CCC-SLP; ASHA

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The school setting has been the focus of Deborah's career, as she has worked as a practitioner, administrator, state consultant, and state compliance monitor in Pennsylvania. She also served as a member of ASHA's Legislative Council, the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) and on various ASHA committees before joining the ASHA staff as the Director of School Services.

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