COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
January 12, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Distribution of Funds for Implementation of the Severity 
Rating Scale for Managing Speech-Language Caseloads

 
  To implement a recommendation of Item 154 of the 1994
  Appropriation Act, the Virginia Department of Education will
  distribute funds for designing and implementing a plan for
  the use of the Severity Rating Scale in the management of
  caseloads of speech-language pathologists.  All local school
  divisions may request funds, up to $500, for training of
  school personnel in the use of the Severity Rating Scale. 
  Training activities must be completed by September 30, 1996. 
  
  
  Technical assistance for training may be obtained through
  institutions of higher education, and persons in local
  school divisions and in private practice who have a working
  knowledge in the use of the Severity Rating Scale.  Attached
  please find a request form for the grant and a suggested
  list of persons who are willing to provide technical
  assistance.  For further information, please contact Sandra
  Aldrich at the Virginia Department of Education, (804) 255-2710
  or via Va.PEN (saldrich@pen.k12.va.us).
  WCBJr/rt
  
  Attachments
  
              REQUEST FOR FUNDS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION 
                 OF THE SEVERITY RATING SCALE
  
  
  SCHOOL DIVISION:                                             
  
  CONTACT PERSON:                                              
  
  
  PHONE NUMBER:                      FAX NUMBER:               
  
  
  These funds are to be used for designing and implementing a
  plan for the use of the Severity Rating Scale in managing
  speech-language caseloads.  Equipment may not be purchased
  using this funding source.            
  
  Please briefly describe the proposed design and components for
  training.  Include in this description an evaluation plan of
  the effectiveness of the training and a proposed budget.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  SUBMITTED BY:                                                
  
  
  SUPERINTENDENT:                                              
  
  
  DATE:                                                        
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
                    RESOURCES FOR TRAINING
  
  INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
  HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
  COMMUNICATION SCIENCE AND DISORDERS DEPARTMENT
  804-727-5435
  
  JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
  SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
  540-568-6440
  
  OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
  CHILD STUDY CENTER
  804-683-4117
  
  RADFORD UNIVERSITY
  COMMUNICATIONS DISORDERS DEPARTMENT
  540-831-5453
  
  UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
  COMMUNICATION DISORDERS DEPARTMENT
  804-982-2323
  
  INDIVIDUALS
  
  PAM WEILER, SLP
  DANVILLE HEARING AND SPEECH CENTER
  804-793-8255
  
  JAMES MCNAMARA
  DIRECTOR CLINICAL SERVICES
  CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS, NORFOLK
  804-668-7732
  
  KAY EGAN
  SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
  NORFOLK CITY SCHOOLS
  804-441-2916
  
  CATHRYN RADFORD
  SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR
  PRINCE WILLIAM SCHOOLS
  703-791-7286
  
  RHONDA JONES, SLP
  SUFFOLK CITY SCHOOLS
  804-925-5585
  
  SHARON ALTMAN, SLP
  FREDERICKSBURG, VA
  703-371-7924
  
  LOIS BROWN
  ALBEMARLE COUNTY SCHOOLS
  804-296-5885