Save special education resources by targeting disproportional populations
Suggestions through professional development and online resources abound on how to reduce your speech caseload. So why do caseloads continue to grow exponentially and remain heavily weighted towards diverse students?
Well, because the suggestions don’t address the underlying cause. We successfully help SLPs reduce their caseload by asking:
- What is the source of the problem?
- Is the problem at my school or across my district?
- What should my SLP caseload look like?
- Now that I know what the problem is, how can I rapidly fix it?
By understanding the source of disproportionality, we can reduce your speech caseload easily and effectively.
What is proportionality?
Proportionality means that the proportion of Black, Hispanic, White, Asian, and Pacific Islander students enrolled in Special Education is the same (or close to) the proportion of Black, Hispanic, White, Asian, and Pacific Islander students in the district.
Biinguistics can help you perform an analysis to reduce your speech caseload and provide an analysis of your district that identifies disproportionate groups, struggling campuses, over- and under- referral issues, and educator training needs.
Our customized district optimization study includes a complete analysis of current special education populations by ethnicity for your district and individual campuses that will help identify areas for improvement. The study also includes a detailed training plan based on the findings that will help your district improve the accuracy of identification of special education students.
Looking for more information on disproportionality? Here are some great links and resources.