Collecting outcomes data in schools: Needs and challenges

Tanya M. Gallagher, Nancy B. Swigert, Herbert M. Baum

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The definition of treatment outcomes, its interpretive limitations, and the need for this type of information are discussed. The activities of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA's) Task Force on Treatment Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness and the development of the National Outcomes Measurement System for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NOMS) are reviewed, with an emphasis on the NOMS: K-12 (Education) component. How outcomes data can be used and the challenges its collection presents in school settings are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalLanguage, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Outcomes measurement
  • School-based speech-language pathology and audiology
  • Treatment outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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