Knowledge and experiences with augmentative and alternative communication by paediatric nurses: a pilot study.

Conclusion: Nurses reported limited AAC knowledge but expressed a desire for support to use AAC with their patients. AAC education and cross-sector collaboration with healthcare workers such as speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and acute care paediatric nurses are indicated to support effective communication when interacting with patients with complex communication needs (CCN).Implications for rehabilitationImproved background knowledge to develop and implement future nurse education on AAC.Foundation for cross-sector collaboration (e.g., nurses and SLPs) on AAC implementation in paediatric acute care settings. PMID: 31691622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research

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Conclusion Results of the literature search indicate that evidence is lacking to support specific practices for use by speech-language pathologists with this population and highlight future research needs to inform clinical practice. PMID: 32955917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research
Abstract Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) work with clients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In general, these practitioners support a variety of skills during treatment, including language, social skills, daily living, and academics. Video modeling (VM) is an intervention that is often used to improve skills (e.g., independent living, social, behavioral, academic) for clients with disabilities. It is unknown how SLPs and BCBAs are specifically using VM to support clients, including those with ASD. The primary purpose of this study was to use an existing percept...
Source: Seminars in Speech and Language - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Semin Speech Lang Source Type: research
Semin Speech Lang DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715595Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) work with clients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In general, these practitioners support a variety of skills during treatment, including language, social skills, daily living, and academics. Video modeling (VM) is an intervention that is often used to improve skills (e.g., independent living, social, behavioral, academic) for clients with disabilities. It is unknown how SLPs and BCBAs are specifically using VM to support clients, including those with ASD. The primary purpose of this study was...
Source: Seminars in Speech and Language - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Out of curiosity...wondering if caregiving could count as clinical experience. It involved caring for a direct family member who suffered a med emergency (which ultimately led to him being disabled). I assisted with his daily needs throughout his recovery. Observed and assisted with patient interactions between him and various healthcare workers (Physical therapist, speech therapist, nurses, PCP, other docs, social worker, etc) as he was transferred from the ICU to clinic 1, clinic 2, and... Caregiving as clinical experience?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums
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Source: International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Current results provide important evidence for the construct of APD. The MAPA-2 can be administered by an audiologist or speech-language pathologist. A similar diagnostic protocol in Australia yielded positive therapeutic gains. Further study is encouraged to determine if the present positive findings will be found in future research. PMID: 32831000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch Source Type: research
This article proposes a theoretical model which outlines the factors that might influence the disclosure decision-making process for those with communication disorders before a job interview. Each major component of this decision-making process is highlighted, focusing on which factors might inhibit or foster disclosure within a hiring context. Clinical implications are discussed which can allow speech-language pathologists to assist those who are struggling with this important decision. The article also identifies areas in need of future research. PMID: 32835898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Communication Disorders - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: J Commun Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although the service model was perceived to have relative advantage, compatibility with local work-flow priorities and service needs must be thoroughly considered if AHA delegated dysphagia screening is to be beneficial as a service model to address increasing dysphagia referral demands. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION Dysphagia is a disabling condition which may result in medical, social and operational complications. The demands of screening, assessing, managing and providing rehabilitation for dysphagia are increasing, therefore alternative models of service delivery including delegation are increasingly be...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusion Speech-language pathologists can consider incorporating evaluation of all components and contextual factors of the ICF-CY when assessing and working with young children with CP±L to inform intervention and management practices. PMID: 32697920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the changes in communicative functions as well as how these changes were perceived among individuals with Parkinson disease using the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework. Semistructured interviews (n = 14) were conducted, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using thematic analysis method. Five main themes and 14 subthemes were emerged from the interviews: “communication breakdown,” “physical functioning,” “social interaction,” “emotional reaction,” and “coping with Parkinson ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research
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