Master's Theses

Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 2011

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Communication Sciences and Disorders


Dr. Jayne Brandel


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.


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