Professional Learning Communities, Real Experiences of School Based SLPs Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are emerging in many school districts across the country to develop a structure for educational teams to collaborate to work towards improving student achievement. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are vital members of these PLCs, and bring much to the table that assists teams in reaching their goals. ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2013
Professional Learning Communities, Real Experiences of School Based SLPs
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  • Deborah Dixon
    Director of School Services, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Disclosure: Deborah Dixon has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   June 01, 2013
Professional Learning Communities, Real Experiences of School Based SLPs
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2013, Vol. 14, 33-34. doi:10.1044/sbi14.2.33
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2013, Vol. 14, 33-34. doi:10.1044/sbi14.2.33

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are emerging in many school districts across the country to develop a structure for educational teams to collaborate to work towards improving student achievement. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are vital members of these PLCs, and bring much to the table that assists teams in reaching their goals. This article, based on interviews with a number of SLPs practicing in the school setting, briefly describes how PLCs are formed, the roles that SLPs play within these communities, and the benefits that both the community and the SLP derive from PLCs..

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