Speech-Language Pathology Caseload and Workload Solutions for the Tacoma School District The Speech-Language Pathology Department in the Tacoma (WA) School District strives to be progressive. The staff members have studied workload and caseload issues and have several successful programs in place. The Tacoma School District is the second largest school district in Washington state. It covers 56 square miles and is ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2007
Speech-Language Pathology Caseload and Workload Solutions for the Tacoma School District
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  • Gail Rothwell
    Speech-Language Pathology Department Tacoma School District, Tacoma, WA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / School-Based Settings / Practice Management / Professional Issues & Training / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2007
Speech-Language Pathology Caseload and Workload Solutions for the Tacoma School District
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2007, Vol. 8, 21-23. doi:10.1044/sbi8.2.21
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2007, Vol. 8, 21-23. doi:10.1044/sbi8.2.21
The Speech-Language Pathology Department in the Tacoma (WA) School District strives to be progressive. The staff members have studied workload and caseload issues and have several successful programs in place.
The Tacoma School District is the second largest school district in Washington state. It covers 56 square miles and is located on Puget Sound. There are 36 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, seven high schools, and eight alternative programs (Tacoma Public Schools at a Glance, 2007). The Speech-Language Pathology Department consists of 53 members, including 34 speech-language pathologists and 19 speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs). Of these staff members, 67% are full time.
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