Nov 14, 2019
During this episode, Dr. Katie Strong, Assistant Professor in the
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central
Michigan University talks with Robyn O’Halloran about broadening
the role of the SLP in acute care assessment.
Robyn O’Halloran is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Speech
Pathology at La Trobe University. She worked as an SLP in community
and hospital settings before undertaking a M.Phil and PhD with
Professor Linda Worrall on the role of SLP in the acute hospital
setting. Robyn is the lead author of the Inpatient Functional
Communication Interview: Screening, Assessment and Intervention,
which will be published by Plural in November this year.
In this episode you will:
learn the importance of supporting your patients participate in
their health care while they are in the hospital and how that might
impact their overall health outcomes.
be challenged to imagine how your role as an SLP in acute care can
broaden by addressing the barriers to communication in the hospital
hear about a new tool, the Inpatient Functional Communication
Interview (IFCI) for assessment in acute care.
listen to questions posed from SLPs working in acute care about
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