Competency in Service Delivery for Patients With Dysphagia Competency is an area of great discussion in every profession, especially those professions that attempt to meet health or educational needs in society. The majority of speech-language pathology service is provided in service delivery in medical and educational settings, and the topic of competency is an area of significant ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2004
Competency in Service Delivery for Patients With Dysphagia
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  • Alex Johnson
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2004
Competency in Service Delivery for Patients With Dysphagia
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2004, Vol. 13, 19-21. doi:10.1044/sasd13.2.19
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2004, Vol. 13, 19-21. doi:10.1044/sasd13.2.19
Competency is an area of great discussion in every profession, especially those professions that attempt to meet health or educational needs in society. The majority of speech-language pathology service is provided in service delivery in medical and educational settings, and the topic of competency is an area of significant discussion within the profession. In this article, the concept of competency will be addressed as it applies to medical speech-language pathology, particularly in the area of dysphagia. Some factors that may affect competency will be considered, and issues involved in the assessment of competency will be considered. Finally, application of these principles will be demonstrated with some simple examples. A goal of this article is that the reader will know how to apply principles of competency assessment and demonstration in their own professional setting.
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