SIG 16 Perspectives Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2014
This issue of Perspectives addresses the communication characteristics and needs of students demonstrating several low-incidence disorders that SLPs may encounter. An article on cleft palate speech describes diagnostic procedures, types of resonance, setting appropriate therapy goals, and strategies for reaching those goals. An article on stuttering uses the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health as an outline to understand the various aspects of the disorder that are in the SLP’s scope of practice and explains comprehensive assessment and treatments with consideration to overall functioning. An article on cochlear implants explains how new advancements in hearing technology enable profoundly deaf children to master skills during typical developmental windows, allowing profoundly deaf students with cochlear implants to be educated in general education classrooms. An article on CHARGE syndrome describes the syndrome and explores common behavior issues along with strategies for managing those behaviors.
You will be able to:
- employ appropriate diagnostic procedures in order to determine if a child is a candidate for physical management (i.e., surgical intervention) for the speech/resonance disorder or speech therapy
- identify the components of the ICF framework and their relationship to an assessment of stuttering
- list methods of improving the listening environment for the cochlear implant user
- understand some of the challenges in working with children with CHARGE syndrome
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