The survey conducted this summer regarding articulation/phonology received 52 responses. I was hoping for more participation, however, thank you to all who did participate in the survey. The results yielded some helpful information.
The primary concern when discussed by the MSHA executive board was articulation versus phonology. The survey results indicated that phonology is rarely addressed using standardized measures if at all. It was also reported that IEPs were written to reflect articulation goals even if a phonology disorder was present.
The MSHA executive board is collaborating to provide continuing education on this subject. We are trying to locate speakers to lecture during the MSHA Annual Continuing Education Conference regarding articulation treatment plans versus phonology treatment plans.
– – Amy Rosonet, Vice-President: School Issues