Title

The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in the Schools for the Treatment of Voice Disorders: Working within the Framework of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

Authors

Authors

B. H. Ruddy; V. Lewis;C. M. Sapienza

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Semin. Speech Lang.

Keywords

Child; student; voice disorder; IDEA; treatment; education; CHILDREN; Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology; Linguistics; Rehabilitation

Abstract

The role of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) has developed considerably over the past 20 years given the medical and technological advances in life-sustaining procedures. Children born with congenital, surgical, or "medically fragile" conditions become mainstreamed into regular school-based settings, thus extending the traditional role of the treating SLP and multidisciplinary team. Understanding the impact of associated voice disorders on educational performance requires dissemination of additional and important information, as eligibility decisions for students in school-based settings must be made within the framework of the federal legislation and regulations governing the provision of services for students with disabilities. This article discusses how to identify children with voice disorders under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), the role of the SLP in various triaging scenarios, and how models of voice therapy can be integrated in a school-based setting.

Journal Title

Seminars in Speech and Language

Volume

34

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

55

Last Page

62

WOS Identifier

WOS:000318362600002

ISSN

0734-0478

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