Using the Common Core State Standards to Guide Therapy in the Schools: Confidently Accepting the Challenge For many school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs), integrating the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into therapeutic practice may seem like a daunting task. Change, however, can bring substantial opportunities for improvement and growth. This article will discuss the key changes of the CCSS and the feelings of concern of a small ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2014
Using the Common Core State Standards to Guide Therapy in the Schools: Confidently Accepting the Challenge
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kimberly A. Murza
    Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences Program, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • Melissa D. Malani
    Florida Speech-Language Pathology, Inc., Orlando, FL
  • Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn
    Department of Educational and Human Sciences, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Disclosures: Financial: Kimberly A. Murza and Melissa D. Malani worked as professional learning facilitators and presented some content of this manuscript to workshop attendees. Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Disclosures: Financial: Kimberly A. Murza and Melissa D. Malani worked as professional learning facilitators and presented some content of this manuscript to workshop attendees. Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Kimberly A. Murza and Melissa D. Malani have previously published in this subject area. Some of these pieces are referenced in this paper. Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Kimberly A. Murza and Melissa D. Malani have previously published in this subject area. Some of these pieces are referenced in this paper. Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Article   |   December 01, 2014
Using the Common Core State Standards to Guide Therapy in the Schools: Confidently Accepting the Challenge
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, December 2014, Vol. 15, 125-133. doi:10.1044/sbi15.4.125
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, December 2014, Vol. 15, 125-133. doi:10.1044/sbi15.4.125

For many school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs), integrating the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into therapeutic practice may seem like a daunting task. Change, however, can bring substantial opportunities for improvement and growth. This article will discuss the key changes of the CCSS and the feelings of concern of a small sample of SLPs. Implications of this research including suggestions for practitioners and SLP Leaders will be presented.

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