Facilitating Cohesive Service Delivery Through Collaboration The purpose of this article is to explore the many benefits of collaboration within the school setting. In a recent study, Brandel and Loeb (2011)  found that there was “little variability across disabilities and severity level with respect to program intensity and service delivery model” (Brandel & Loeb, 2011, p. ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2014
Facilitating Cohesive Service Delivery Through Collaboration
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  • Marva Mount
    EBS Healthcare, West Chester, PA
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Article   |   March 01, 2014
Facilitating Cohesive Service Delivery Through Collaboration
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, March 2014, Vol. 15, 15-25. doi:10.1044/sbi15.1.15
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, March 2014, Vol. 15, 15-25. doi:10.1044/sbi15.1.15

The purpose of this article is to explore the many benefits of collaboration within the school setting. In a recent study, Brandel and Loeb (2011)  found that there was “little variability across disabilities and severity level with respect to program intensity and service delivery model” (Brandel & Loeb, 2011, p. 16). This suggests that when determining what service delivery model works best, we may be choosing one based on what is “best” for us as speech-language pathologists rather than what is “best” for our students. With the specific needs of students in mind, collaboration drives a team of professionals to seek appropriate strategies, methodologies, modifications, and accommodations through which the most educational impact can be seen; in the educational environment where our students must perform.

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