Language and Literacy: What's a Speech-Language Pathologist to Do? A series of letters to the editor, published in The ASHA Leader in 2008, suggest many speech-language pathologists are concerned and confused about the expanded scope of practice into literacy. In this article, the author addresses the concerns raised by the author of the first letter to the editor. It ... Article
Article  |   June 2009
Language and Literacy: What's a Speech-Language Pathologist to Do?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • C. Melanie Schuele
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Copyright © 2009 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Article   |   June 2009
Language and Literacy: What's a Speech-Language Pathologist to Do?
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2009, Vol. 10, 33-37. doi:10.1044/sbi10.2.33
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2009, Vol. 10, 33-37. doi:10.1044/sbi10.2.33
Acknowledgments
I have never met or talked to Cynthia Feeney, but I thank her for giving me reason to think about things I love to think about. I recognize and acknowledge her frustrations. I hope I have swayed her to think differently about the pink elephant. This article is based upon an invited lecture given in March 2008 in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Rhode Island.
Abstract

A series of letters to the editor, published in The ASHA Leader in 2008, suggest many speech-language pathologists are concerned and confused about the expanded scope of practice into literacy. In this article, the author addresses the concerns raised by the author of the first letter to the editor. It is suggested that working on language alongside literacy is well-supported and may well lead to improved language outcomes for children.

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