QA/Clinical Pathways/Outcome Studies: Use Of SLP Assistants in Dysphagia Management Although the “Guidelines for the Training, Credentialing, Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants” (ASHA, 1996) do not specifically detail the role of assistants in the management of persons with dysphagia, there is a useful role for dysphagia assistants in my medical setting. It is clear that dysphagia management ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 1997
QA/Clinical Pathways/Outcome Studies: Use Of SLP Assistants in Dysphagia Management
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Article   |   April 01, 1997
QA/Clinical Pathways/Outcome Studies: Use Of SLP Assistants in Dysphagia Management
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1997, Vol. 6, 17-18. doi:10.1044/sasd6.1.17
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 1997, Vol. 6, 17-18. doi:10.1044/sasd6.1.17
Although the “Guidelines for the Training, Credentialing, Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants” (ASHA, 1996) do not specifically detail the role of assistants in the management of persons with dysphagia, there is a useful role for dysphagia assistants in my medical setting. It is clear that dysphagia management involves specific training beyond the master's degree, and that issues of patient liability are more prominent for this population than for populations with communication impairment alone. There is a recognized need to restrain the involvement of the dysphagia assistant to situations that do not require a medical opinion or imply a medical opinion. As stated in ASHA's policy, the role should be supportive; the assistant should work under the direction of a certified or licensed practitioner.
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