Lower the Caseload! One State's Journey In 1975, as a first year speech-language pathologist in a public school setting, I provided services to 84 students in three kindergarten-eighth grade buildings in a suburban Chicago school district. My exclusive method of service delivery was pullout and I saw groups of three or four students with primarily articulation, ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2000
Lower the Caseload! One State's Journey
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  • Linda W. Komes
    Indian Prairie School District #204, Naperville, IL
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Article   |   October 01, 2000
Lower the Caseload! One State's Journey
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2000, Vol. 1, 5-6. doi:10.1044/sbi1.1.5
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2000, Vol. 1, 5-6. doi:10.1044/sbi1.1.5
In 1975, as a first year speech-language pathologist in a public school setting, I provided services to 84 students in three kindergarten-eighth grade buildings in a suburban Chicago school district. My exclusive method of service delivery was pullout and I saw groups of three or four students with primarily articulation, fluency, and grammatic/syntactic language disorders. I jotted down goals for each of my students on the front of a manila file folder and sent home notes to parents informing them of the day and time I would be seeing their child each week. I used each Friday afternoon for planning and preparation, developing drill and practice activities, making materials, creating bulletin boards, and running dittoed worksheets. I was organized, in control, confident, and happy with my choice of career paths.
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