Master's Theses


Communication Sciences and Disorders

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the attitudes and perceptions of SLPs who are currently using the 3:1 service delivery model. The 3:1 Model consists of services being directly administered for three out of the four weeks of a month and indirect services provided during the fourth week. An internet-based questionnaire was completed by 90 speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to obtain their perspectives regarding the 3:1 Model. In general, 45% of the SLPs reported using the 3:1 Model with all of their clients and 86% preferred the 3:1 Model over other models (block scheduling, traditional model). The SLPs noted that the 3:1 Model helped address their workload issues. They also described being able to address more of their workload concerns during the indirect services week by consulting with other school professionals, making-up therapy sessions, completing paperwork, developing materials, attending meetings, report writing, and other items. Overall, the 3:1 Model was viewed positively by the SLPs who were surveyed in this study.


Dr. Jayne Brandel

Date of Award

Spring 2011

Document Type



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