Coordinator's Column In my new role as incoming Coordinator, I recently received two disturbingly similar communications from concerned colleagues requesting assistance. The first call was from a skilled clinician with over 30 years of experience. Currently, she is employed by a national rehabilitation company and provides speech and swallowing services across ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   March 01, 2002
Coordinator's Column
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   March 01, 2002
Coordinator's Column
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), March 2002, Vol. 11, 1-2. doi:10.1044/sasd11.1.1
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), March 2002, Vol. 11, 1-2. doi:10.1044/sasd11.1.1
In my new role as incoming Coordinator, I recently received two disturbingly similar communications from concerned colleagues requesting assistance. The first call was from a skilled clinician with over 30 years of experience. Currently, she is employed by a national rehabilitation company and provides speech and swallowing services across the midwest in long-term care facilities. The speech-language pathologist was enraged about a new corporate policy that states that occupational therapists will provide dysphagia services in geographic locations where there is a shortage of speech-language pathologists. Even more disturbing is the fact that the policy messenger was a speech-language pathology regional manager who informed the clinicians that they were required to train the OTs.
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