Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Administration and Supervision

First Advisor

Dr. Darrell Kellams

Second Advisor

Dr. Katherine Kasten

Third Advisor

Dr. James Wood


Appropriate caseload size is a problem that has faced speech-language pathologists in the schools (“Recommended Service Delivery”, 1983) since school speech services were initiated in 1910 (Weaver, 1956). Clinical programs in the schools are often mandated by the state agencies to serve high numbers of communicatively impaired students. The quality of clinical programs may be questionable when speech-language pathologists attempt to serve such large numbers of students.


Models for Determining Appropriate Caseload Size for Speech-Language Pathologists in Nebraska. A Field Project Presented to the Department of Educational Administration, Supervision, and Foundations and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska. In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1985 Mary M. Tompkins.