The Speech-Language Pathologist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices

Authors: Julie Causton, Chelsea P. Tracy-Bronson; Foreword Author: Patrick Schwarz Ph.D.

Format: Paperback, 184 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781598573626
Price: $32.95

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Every inclusive school team needs a great SLP who supports communication skills where theyre needed most—in the classroom, as students with disabilities learn and participate alongside their peers. This is the practical, friendly guide SLPs need to go beyond pull-out services and deliver successful communication and language supports as part of an inclusive school team. Packed with immediately useful strategies, relatable examples, and invaluable insights from experienced SLPs, this guidebook is key to helping students with disabilities improve their communicative functioning so they can access the curriculum and fully participate in classroom routines and activities. New and seasoned SLPs will turn to this book again and again for clear guidance on succeeding in an inclusive classroom and helping all students reach their full potential.

  • provide effective communication and language supports within the classroom environment
  • collaborate with other members of the school team
  • promote higher academic achievement through communication supports
  • help facilitate peer supports and friendships
  • choose accommodations and modifications that improve communication and participation
  • match supports to students' specific strengths
  • keep expectations high for all students
  • maximize student independence
  • respond to challenging behavior in gentle, positive ways
PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Tools and checklists to help plan and communicate a speech-language therapy plan, choose student supports, clarify team roles and responsibilities, presume competence, and more.

Click here to watch a recording of Dr. Causton's webinar "The Role of the Paraprofessional in the Inclusive Class"

Download a free and printable 'SLP job description' poster for your office or classroom


Review by: Mary Huston
“A must have. . . well-organized, easy-to-read, and filled with examples of what teaching in an inclusive classroom looks like. It takes the fear out of leaving the therapy room and going into the classroom.”Mary E. Huston, MS, CCC-SLP,
Review by: Kristin Cummings
“A great resource for school-based SLPs . . . After you finish this book, you will realize that inclusion isn't just a therapy option, but it is a meaningful and powerful tool for our students.”Kristin Cummings, MS., CCC/SLP, author of the Simply Speech blog
Review by: Justin McAvoy Lee
“I highly recommend this resource, particularly for speech-language patholgists and special educators who have recently entered a school-based setting.”
Review by: Dr. Richard Villa, President, Bayridge Consortium, Inc., San Diego, CA
“An excellent resource clarifying the how to of providing an integrative delivery of speech and language services in an inclusive school. This is a must have resource for any speech language pathologist providing services to students with disabilities in the public schools.”
Review by: Dr. Jacqueline Thousand, Professor, School of Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, California State University San Marcos
“Chock full of proven tools for promoting inclusive education and differentiating instruction for students with specialized educational needs. The authors make it look and sound easy and fun to craft inclusive experiences for all students.”
Review by: Lauren Kravetz Bonnet, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
“Causton and Tracy-Bronson present and inspire ideas for designing classrooms that support all learners in inclusive settings . . . the authors respond to practical obstacles by providing realistic strategies that can be applied to everyday classroom scenarios.”

Table of Contents

About the Forms
About the Authors
Foreword: Patrick Schwarz
  1. The Speech-Language Pathologist
  2. Special Education
  3. Inclusive Education
  4. Collaborating with Others: Working within a Team
  5. Rethinking Students: Presuming Competence
  6. Providing Social Supports: Standing Back
  7. Providing Academic Supports
    Appendix: Useful Web Sites and Resources for Assistive Technology
  8. Providing Behavioral Supports
  9. Supporting You, Supporting Them: Self-Care
    Appendix: Book Club Books, Articles, and Self-Care Books

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