RTI Services for Children With Mild Articulation Needs: Four Years of Data This article summarizes 4 years of data from San Diego Unified School District's Speech Improvement Class model for students with mild articulation needs. The district made a gradual shift from special education to general education. Data demonstrate that most students complete the class in 17-20 treatment hours. Three factors have ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2008
RTI Services for Children With Mild Articulation Needs: Four Years of Data
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  • Jennifer Taps
    San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA
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School-Based Settings / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2008
RTI Services for Children With Mild Articulation Needs: Four Years of Data
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2008, Vol. 9, 104-110. doi:10.1044/sbi9.3.104
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2008, Vol. 9, 104-110. doi:10.1044/sbi9.3.104
Abstract

This article summarizes 4 years of data from San Diego Unified School District's Speech Improvement Class model for students with mild articulation needs. The district made a gradual shift from special education to general education. Data demonstrate that most students complete the class in 17-20 treatment hours. Three factors have been fundamental to the success of this program: the Articulation Resource Center, ongoing professional development, and a well-defined set of procedures. Challenges and concerns are also discussed. Overall, speech-language pathologists in San Diego Unified are implementing this class effectively and have branched out into other response to intervention supports.

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