SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 8
January 12, 1996
||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
||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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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