Public Schools Talk: Supervision and Performance Evaluation in the Public and Private Schools: Needed Changes All too often speech-language pathologists in schools are supervised and evaluated by people outside their field. Principals and other administrators frequently fill this supervisory role. This is a far from optimum procedure and is really unacceptable. ASHA has stated its position on this issue. “It is the position of ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2000
Public Schools Talk: Supervision and Performance Evaluation in the Public and Private Schools: Needed Changes
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  • Robert Shapiro
    Andover, MA
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Public School Talk
Article   |   March 01, 2000
Public Schools Talk: Supervision and Performance Evaluation in the Public and Private Schools: Needed Changes
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, March 2000, Vol. 10, 6-7. doi:10.1044/aas10.1.6
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, March 2000, Vol. 10, 6-7. doi:10.1044/aas10.1.6
All too often speech-language pathologists in schools are supervised and evaluated by people outside their field. Principals and other administrators frequently fill this supervisory role. This is a far from optimum procedure and is really unacceptable. ASHA has stated its position on this issue. “It is the position of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association that professional performance appraisals of speech-language pathologists who are engaged in the delivery of client services should be conducted by people who hold ASHA certification and licensure where appropriate in the employee’s professional area.” (ASHA, 1993).
In school districts where inappropriate supervision and evaluation by persons who are not speech-language pathologists takes place, changes are needed. Changes should occur in the performance evaluation process. In this article, I will discuss approaches to effective supervision and evaluation of school speech-language pathologists and suggest steps to take if the supervision is not satisfactory.
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