Utilizing semi-structured interviews, teachers were asked about their knowledge of language development (LD), language disorders (LI), the referral process (RP), and their experiences collaborating with SLPs. Qualitative methods were utilized to code the teacher responses and to develop overall themes. Teachers reported limited coursework covering LD and LI, confidence in the overall referral process, and positive strategies and outcomes related to collaborating with SLPs.
Dr. Karmen Porter
Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Wheaton, Anne and Eshbaugh, Mykah
"Elementary Teacher Perceptions Regarding Language Impairments, the Referral Process, and Working with SLPs in the Schools,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2023/iss2023/18