General and Discipline Specific Strategies and Adolescents Who Struggle: What Can an SLP Do? Students who lack proficiency with general literacy skills and strategies will be doubly challenged to successfully acquire discipline-specific skills and strategies necessary for success in rigorous classes. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) providing services in middle and secondary school settings can play a significant role in shaping how a school addresses ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2013
General and Discipline Specific Strategies and Adolescents Who Struggle: What Can an SLP Do?
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  • Patricia Sampson Graner
    Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Disclosure: Disclosure: Financial: Patricia Sampson Graner is director for the Professional Development Research Institute at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.
    Disclosure: Disclosure: Financial: Patricia Sampson Graner is director for the Professional Development Research Institute at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.×
    Nonfinancial: Patricia Sampson Graner has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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Development / School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
Article   |   October 01, 2013
General and Discipline Specific Strategies and Adolescents Who Struggle: What Can an SLP Do?
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2013, Vol. 14, 55-60. doi:10.1044/sbi14.3.55
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2013, Vol. 14, 55-60. doi:10.1044/sbi14.3.55

Students who lack proficiency with general literacy skills and strategies will be doubly challenged to successfully acquire discipline-specific skills and strategies necessary for success in rigorous classes. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) providing services in middle and secondary school settings can play a significant role in shaping how a school addresses the school-wide literacy needs of all of its students, but especially for students who struggle with general literacy. Researchers have examined the literature and made recommendations for teachers to impact the literacy outcomes of adolescents. This paper draws together recommendations and makes suggestions that can be carried out specifically by SLPs.

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