A parent guide to speech pathology in schools : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Maitzen, Michaela A.
McMillan, Jeanne K.
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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The purpose of this project is to provide parents with a comprehensive guide written specifically for them that describes different childhood speech and language disorders, how these disorders affect school performance, and different aspects of therapy in schools. Hopefully, this handbook will help parents to better understand why their children are in speech and/or language therapy, what goes on during these therapy sessions, and how speech and/or language therapy will help their children’s overall success in the school setting.The guide is divided into three sections. The first is “How to Use this Book,” which explains why the guide was written, what it is to be used form, and what it is not to be used for. The second is “Speech-Language Disorders in the School Setting,” which describes childhood speech language disorders, educational skills that can be affected, and suggestions for parents to do at home to help. The third is “Speech-Language Therapy in Schools,” which provides information about special education laws, therapy reports, and what goes on in the school therapy room. The guide also includes a list of figures, references, and a subject index. Components of the project, which are not included in the guide itself are appendices which address the formation, distribution, and results of a parent survey that was distributed to gain more insight into parents’ specific needs in relation to the guide.