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The importance of interprofessional education for students in communication sciences and disorders


Goldberg, LR, The importance of interprofessional education for students in communication sciences and disorders, Communication Disorders Quarterly, 36, (2) pp. 1-6. ISSN 1525-7401 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Hammill Institute on Disabilities

DOI: doi:10.1177/1525740114544701


Interprofessional education (IPE) is recognized as a critical component in preparing students for effective interprofessional practice in health care. IPE is supported by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and studentsí competence in interprofessional practice is expected by clinical supervisors for effective work in any setting, whether that setting is medically or educationally oriented. IPE thus needs to be integrated into the curriculum of academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and supported by clinicians in the field. This short tutorial is designed to acquaint readers with the concept of IPE, the collaborative competencies that students develop, available learning models, the importance of measuring the effectiveness of any interprofessional intervention, and ongoing challenges that need to be addressed to facilitate the implementation of this valuable learning strategy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:professional policy/licensure/certification, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), service delivery, nterprofessional education
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Goldberg, LR (Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg)
ID Code:95598
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-10-03
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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