This course reviews dynamics of speech and language therapy variables such as session frequency, intervention intensity, and dosage, and how these are impacted by different service delivery models. It discusses how therapy outcomes are related to therapy quality, IEP goals, and SLP-level variables such as job satisfaction and caseload size.
Course created on January 5, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to list and define therapy variables that affect the dynamic of speech and language therapy sessions.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how therapy quality, and IEP goals, may impact the outcomes seen in children with speech and language impairments.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how SLPs’ job satisfaction and caseload size are related to therapy outcomes and practice patterns.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify service-delivery models and how therapy variables may change as a result of them.
Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and director of the Children Literacy and Speech Sound Lab at Florida State University. Her research interests include school-age children with phonological and language disorders; the effect of those disorders on the acquisition of literacy skills; and the cognitive, environmental, and academic factors that contribute to phonological and language disorders. Prior to pursuing a research degree, she was a school-based SLP in Pennsylvania.
Anne Reed, MS, CCC-SLP has valuable experience working in public schools as well as with students with dyslexia. Her research interests include speech sound disorder therapy dosage and intensity on progress, type of reading instruction and its impact on future special education referrals, and state stakeholder (e.g., DOE, legislators) awareness of new speech sound development data and the subsequent impact on SPED eligibility. Anne is currently working on a study coaching paraeducators in shared book reading techniques.
Anne is a doctoral student funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305B200020 to the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University. This grant paid for her time on this project. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.
Anne Reed - Financial: Anne Reed has no relevant financiall relationships to disclose. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
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