The purpose of this study was to examine the collaborative consultations among speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and second through fourth grade teachers as they work together to serve students with language impairments (LIs) in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In order to determine this, SLPs and teachers completed an electronic survey questioning their opinions of their collaborations. This study investigated the opinions of SLPs and teachers about the importance of collaborative consultations, as well as the logistics of the relationship, such as their level of awareness, roles and responsibilities within service provision, and management of students’ goals. The results of this study revealed that SLPs and teachers had similar opinions regarding the use of collaborative consultations to serve students with LIs; however, they failed to use it frequently within elementary schools due to potential barriers, such as time constraints.

Keywords: collaborations, language impairments, speech-language pathologists, teachers


Furey, Joan


Communication Studies


Other Social and Behavioral Sciences


collaboration, language impairments, speech-language pathologists, teachers

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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