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SLPs in Secondary Schools: Going Beyond Survival to "Thrival" Second in a Four-Part Series on Educational Leadership

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SLPs in Secondary Schools: Going Beyond Survival to "Thrival" : Second in a Four-Part Series on Educational Leadership

Ehren, B. (2007, May 08). The ASHA Leader.

In my vision of secondary school services, I see happy, thriving adolescents and happy, thriving speech-language pathologists serving them. This vision is not associated with the notion of "survival" in secondary schools. Survival brings to mind a picture of teens shuffling around the halls with hangdog expressions, squeaking by with barely passing grades, and being served by determined SLPs doing their best, but sighing frequently in frustration at not being able to make enough of a difference.

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