Collaborative Service Delivery Model in Speech Support Services

What is a collaborative service delivery model?

A collaborative service delivery model is when a service provider such as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and a special education teacher work together to provide specially designed instruction to students in an inclusive classroom setting.  Both the SLP and Teacher have joint responsibility and ownership to improve student outcomes by embedding instruction into classroom routines and activities in order to meet the unique needs of students  on IEPs.  This allows goals to be worked on throughout the day and week even when the SLP is not in the classroom.  

What does this model look like?

The SLP and Teacher work closely together by developing goals and action plans of what support is needed so that students can be successful in preschool activities.  The SLP may be modeling strategies to the teacher or paraprofessional in the classroom during real authentic activities that all students are engaging in.  Observations with feedback along with progress montioring on how the strategies worked and what progress the student made towards their goal are reviewed and discussed weekly to make meaningful decisions on instructional practices.  

Why do a collaborative service delivery model?

A collaborative service delivery model aligns with MTSS, SDI and DEC recommended practices.

Resource: Top Ten Reasons for Collaborative Model in PK