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Survival Guide for the Beginning Speech-Language Clinician / Edition 2

Survival Guide for the Beginning Speech-Language Clinician / Edition 2

by Susan Moon Meyer
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Survival Guide for the Beginning Speech-Language Pathologist, Second Edition will guide you when taking your first clinical steps toward a career as a speech-language pathologist. Graduate and undergraduate students, as well as beginning therapists, will find this book useful and easy-to-understand. It provides realistic, practical, and comprehensive overviews of clinical problems that are often encountered by beginning clinicians and offers solutions to those problems. It also prepares you for what you will experience along the way. This text does not focus on the numerous principles and theories which underlie various aspects of the clinical process because these are thoroughly covered in undergraduate and graduate courses. The second edition has expanded and updated information on many topics, including parent conferences and the concomitant reports, group therapy and play therapy, preparing for public schools, and more. Writing quality reports remains a major focus of the book. Drawing on her more than 30 years of experience, the author teaches the ins and outs of report writing. She provides many real-world examples of reports, showing what to do and what not to do. You'll make the transition from theory to practice much easier using this book as your guide. Let this book help you avoid common pitfalls and provide you with a solid foundation for your practice—from the very first day in the clinic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780890799819
Publisher: Pro-Ed, Inc.
Publication date: 08/30/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.54(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Bridging the Gap--Taking Your First Step Toward Obtaining Professional Status1
Needs for Different Levels of Introductory Clinical Functioning2
How To Use This Book6
Chapter 1Behavioral Objectives: Background11
Components of a Behavioral Objective12
Samples of Well-Written Behavioral Objectives22
Application and Importance of Behavioral Objectives33
Appendix 1.AExercise: Identifying Components of Behavioral Objectives41
Appendix 1.BAnswers: Identifying Components of Behavioral Objectives51
Chapter 2Behavioral Objectives: Common Writing Problems63
Problem 1Incorrect Format Following the Lead-In63
Problem 2Consistency65
Problem 3Performance Component66
Problem 4Condition Component69
Problem 5Criterion Component71
Problem 6Lack of Support or Harmony74
Chapter 3Evaluation and Progress Reports: Organization and Content79
Substandard Evaluation80
General Guidelines for Speech-Language Evaluation Reports87
Progress Reports: Organization and Content95
Chapter 4Evaluation, Reevaluation, and Progress Reports: Writing Reports That Shine99
Evaluation Reports100
Reevaluation Reports120
Progress Reports128
Chapter 5Progress Notes141
Cumulative Progress Note Entries143
Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan Format156
Chapter 6Taming the Paper Giant: Assuring Accuracy and Accountability165
Paperwork Process and a System for Streamlining167
Important Advice190
Chapter 7Therapy Conferences195
Therapy Conference Reports198
Chapter 8Preparing for the Public Schools207
Brief Background208
Required Paperwork210
Appendix 8.AExample of Progress Report Form218
Appendix 8.BExample of Language Arts Standards219
Appendix 8.CExample of Notice of Educational Evaluation/Reevaluation Plan220
Appendix 8.DExample of Prior Notice About Evaluation/Consent for Evaluation223
Appendix 8.EExample of Notice of Procedural Safeguards225
Appendix 8.FExample of Invitation to a Meeting of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team232
Appendix 8.GExample of Notice and Consent for Placement in Special Education Services235
Appendix 8.HCompleted Example of Evaluation Report237
Appendix 8.IExample of a Completed Individualized Education Program244
Appendix 8.JExample of a Completed Notice of Recommended Educational Placement256
Chapter 9Beyond Basic Therapy261
Group Therapy262
Play Therapy267
Curriculum-Based Therapy272
Chapter 10Enhancing Performance279
Problem and Solution 1Seating Arrangement280
Problem and Solution 2Reinforcement282
Problem and Solution 3Verbal Models292
Problem and Solution 4Loquaciousness296
Problem and Solution 5Smothering the Client296
Problem and Solution 6Fostering Dependency297
Problem and Solution 7Choice Constancy299
Problem and Solution 8Reading Sequence300
Problem and Solution 9Elicitation Techniques301
Problem and Solution 10Risky Questions305
Problem and Solution 11Appearing Foolish306
Problem and Solution 12Being Overpowering308
Problem and Solution 13Directions308
Problem and Solution 14Receptive Tasks309
Problem and Solution 15Head Nodding and Forward Upper Body Movement310
Problem and Solution 16Habits That May Be Misinterpreted312
Problem and Solution 17The Game "Mirage"313
Problem and Solution 18Carry-Over314
Problem and Solution 19Too Much Work318
Problem and Solution 20Sign Language319
Problem and Solution 21Session Opening321
Problem and Solution 22Session Closing321
Problem and Solution 23Pause Time323
Problem and Solution 24Mirror Usage323
Problem and Solution 25Differentiating Sound from Letter325
Problem and Solution 26Singsong Voice326
Chapter 11Self-Evaluation329
Initial Self-Evaluations331
Six General Strategies331
Self-Observation Techniques332
Initial Focus: Benchmark Measurements334
Later Focus: Fine-Tuning Clinical Competence337
Additional Strategies To Facilitate Self-Evaluation342
Student Self-Appraisal343
Epilogue: The Basics Are Not Enough!347
About the Author368

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