Teaching Students to Collaborate Across Disciplines

Healthcare delivery is transitioning towards a more collaborative model of service provision, commonly referred to as Interprofessional Practice (IPP). This term is used frequently, but what does it mean and how is it applicable to the fields of Speech-language Pathology and Audiology? IPP was first referenced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and refers to … Continue reading Teaching Students to Collaborate Across Disciplines

Clinical Education for Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologists

There is a large and continually growing need for qualified bilingual speech-language pathologists in the United States. Given the roughly 400 languages spoken in the United States (Ryan, 2013), it is not surprising that there is a great demand for speech and language services in languages other than English. Bilingual speech-language pathologists account for less … Continue reading Clinical Education for Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologists

Safe spaces in HESP departments, and the importance of the auxiliary verb

This past year has seen a recent increase in the debate regarding freedom of speech on college campuses, and the issue of "safe spaces".   (See the Washington Post for one editorial from the fall.) And while we often do not think of Hearing and Speech as being the type of topic that is likely … Continue reading Safe spaces in HESP departments, and the importance of the auxiliary verb