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Caregivers' Perceptions of Speech-Language Pathologist Talk About Child Language and Literacy Disorders

Purpose: This study examined caregiver perceptions of their child's language and literacy disorder as influenced by communications with their speech-language pathologist.

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 13:21

Counseling Parents at the Time of Diagnosis: Moving Toward Client-Centered Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present a clientcentered model of counseling that integrates information and personal adjustment counseling. Research has indicated that audiologists are more comfortable with counseling that is information based than with personal adjustment counseling. The prevailing model of diagnosis appears to be the medical model in which, first, a case history is taken, then testing and, finally, counseling. This model lends itself to audiologist as expert and the counseling as a separate entity based on information and advice.

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 19:02

Beyond the Patient: A Mixed-Methods Inquiry Into Family Members’ Involvement in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease to Target Third-Party Disability

Purpose: Family members of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may experience third-party disability, manifesting as difficulty managing communication breakdowns and changed relationships influenced by communication disorders. This study examined family involvement in therapy to address third-party disability from the perspective of family members of people with PD and speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Method: A mixed-methods design was used with two phases of data collection.

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 16:29