Service Learning in Communication Sciences: Literacy Tutoring through a Multidisciplinary Lens In this article, I describe a literacy service learning tutoring project developed to support authentic learning for future speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who will serve as part of a Response to Instruction (RtI) team in schools across the nation. Undergraduate speech-language pathology students participated in weekly supervised literacy tutoring in a ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2013
Service Learning in Communication Sciences: Literacy Tutoring through a Multidisciplinary Lens
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  • Tamby Allman
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
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Article   |   June 01, 2013
Service Learning in Communication Sciences: Literacy Tutoring through a Multidisciplinary Lens
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2013, Vol. 16, 39-47. doi:10.1044/ihe16.1.39
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2013, Vol. 16, 39-47. doi:10.1044/ihe16.1.39

In this article, I describe a literacy service learning tutoring project developed to support authentic learning for future speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who will serve as part of a Response to Instruction (RtI) team in schools across the nation. Undergraduate speech-language pathology students participated in weekly supervised literacy tutoring in a community afterschool program as part of a university literacy course. Results of a pre- and post- questionnaire show participants evaluated being active in the community more positively and rated it as less difficult. Respondents were overwhelmingly positive towards the tutoring experience, with 100% of the university students recommending that the service learning project continue to be offered as part of the literacy course.

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