Survey of school speech and language service provision to students with severe communication impairments in Nebraska

Kenneth O. Simpson, David R. Beukelman, Ann Bird

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to collect information from speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working in school settings on the issues of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) service provision, SLP perceived competence in AAC, and SLP professional development in AAC. Surveys were distributed to all of the school SLPs in Nebraska, and 54.2% of the surveys were completed and returned. The typical respondent to this survey was a full-time SLP with primary clinical responsibilities who had earned a master's degree. Approximately half of the SLPs who responded reported that they provided services to students who used AAC. The average number of AAC users per SLP caseload was 5.8 students. On average, each AAC student received 61 minutes of services per week. Perceived competence of SLPs across a variety of AAC student groups is reported. Professional development experiences and needs are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-218
Number of pages7
JournalAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing

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