Teacher/Therapist Collaboration: A Scottish Higher Education development

Joan Forbes, H. Welbon

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The collaborative work is described of a principal speech and language therapist (SLT) and a lecturer in a college of education in Scotland in writing and evaluating a Post Graduate Award Scheme (PGAS) module. This was in response to Her Majesty's Inspectorate's (HMI) (1996) recommendation that teacher education institutions should 'consider the in-service and post-graduate training needs of those working with pupils with language and communication disorders and autism'. Official Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED) statements were examined by analysing HMI (1996) and subsequent official documents. Higher educational (HE) institution statements were read in the PGAS handbook and in the module descriptor (Northern College 1998). Accounts of change are described in the thinking and practice of course members as a result of the module and the implications for future module development are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-422
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
Volume36 (supplement)
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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