SIG 15 Perspectives Vol. 17, No. 1, January 2012
This issue focused on the interdisciplinary assessment and treatment planning of the older adult. Articles included the topics related to dysphagia, interdisciplinary assessment, critical aspects of cognitive assessment and treatment planning.
You will be able to:
- discuss the importance of a thorough understanding of the individual's past medical history and examine several medical conditions that may contribute to dysphagia symptoms.
- discuss an interdisciplinary assessment approach by Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy who work with older adults in health care settings
- describe the rationale, issues, and procedures pertaining to evaluating attention, memory, and executive functioning abilities in our older patients
- discuss the development of meaningful, objective, and measurable goals as a central element to treatment planning in speech-language pathology.
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