Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

William D. Floyd

Second Committee Member

Clifford P. Wolfsehr


This study has two important dimensions. Part I consists of a survey of the 1962-1963 curriculum offerings in speech and hearing therapy available to the student majoring in elementary education at eleven of the accredited institutions of higher learning in the State of Washington. Part II of the study deals with the organization of the local speech correction programs, the qualifications of the speech correctionists, and types of contact made by the correctionists with parents and classroom teachers during the 1962-1963 school year. This portion of the study is specifically concerned with elementary grades one through six and was arbitrarily limited to a survey of all the school districts within ten counties in Central Washington.