Workload Analysis: Initial Considerations and Applications Before the concept of workload analysis was introduced by ASHA (2002), for decades speech-language pathologists searched for an ideal number for their maximum caseload. In 1993, ASHA  published a position statement identifying 40 as the maximum number for a caseload (ASHA, 1993), but SLPs across the country typically worked ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2007
Workload Analysis: Initial Considerations and Applications
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  • Sharon Foster
    Consolidated High School District 230, Orland Park, IL
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Article   |   June 01, 2007
Workload Analysis: Initial Considerations and Applications
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2007, Vol. 8, 11-14. doi:10.1044/sbi8.2.11
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2007, Vol. 8, 11-14. doi:10.1044/sbi8.2.11
Before the concept of workload analysis was introduced by ASHA (2002), for decades speech-language pathologists searched for an ideal number for their maximum caseload. In 1993, ASHA  published a position statement identifying 40 as the maximum number for a caseload (ASHA, 1993), but SLPs across the country typically worked with numbers that far exceeded that standard. Many administrators, concerned with providing some level of service to students with communication needs, often endorsed the maximum caseload allowed by state special education rules and regulations. The SLP, concerned with meeting the variety of demands in any school-based position, advocated for reductions in caseload size. ASHA, acknowledging the need to update its original document, convened the Ad Hoc Committee on Caseload Size as part of a focused initiative to address school-based issues.
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