Numbers vs. Need

Sep 16, 2012 by

Kudos to anyone who has a working schedule in place.  Now the question is can your schedule be implemented with quality and consistency.  Talking with colleagues in several states, I noted for some, caseload management is a huge issue.  Almost all full time therapists have big numbers.  Many report 60 to 90 students on a caseload.  Some of these therapists have speech language assistants and some don’t.  A good assistant can be somewhat helpful but the ultimate responsibility for the student’s programming falls on the therapists shoulders. Over the years I’ve been lucky to work on occasion with principals, team leaders and even special education directors who for the most part were aware of caseload numbers and sometimes understood need differences.  I’ve learned over the years to advocate for myself in terms of the...

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