International Interprofessional Collaboration: The Benefits of Global Networking This article summarizes and highlights the benefits of international interprofessional collaboration amongst speech-language pathologists (SLPs). The California Speech-Language and Hearing Association (CSHA) was invited by the National Board of Education of Finland to participate in an academic/educational exchange with educators, SLPs, and medical practitioners. SLPs globally are experiencing shared interests, ... Article
Article  |   October 31, 2017
International Interprofessional Collaboration: The Benefits of Global Networking
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Deborah Ross-Swain
    President, California Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Sacramento, CA
    CEO/Clinical Director, The Swain Center, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Beryl Fogel
    California Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Speech-Language Pathologist Centinela Valley Union High School District, Lawndale, CA
  • Elaine Fogel Schneider
    California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Commissioner of Professional Services, Speech Language Pathology & Audiology, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
    TouchTime International, LLC, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, CA
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  • Financial: Deborah Ross-Swain has no relevant financial interests related to the content of the article. Beryl Fogel has no relevant financial interests related to the content of the article. Elaine Fogel Schneider has no relevant financial interests related to the content of the article.
    Financial: Deborah Ross-Swain has no relevant financial interests related to the content of the article. Beryl Fogel has no relevant financial interests related to the content of the article. Elaine Fogel Schneider has no relevant financial interests related to the content of the article.×
  • Nonfinancial: Deborah Ross-Swain has no relevant nonfinancial interests related to the content of the article. Beryl Fogel has no relevant nonfinancial interests related to the content of the article. Elaine Fogel Schneider has no relevant nonfinancial interests related to the content of the article.
    Nonfinancial: Deborah Ross-Swain has no relevant nonfinancial interests related to the content of the article. Beryl Fogel has no relevant nonfinancial interests related to the content of the article. Elaine Fogel Schneider has no relevant nonfinancial interests related to the content of the article.×
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Part 2
Article   |   October 31, 2017
International Interprofessional Collaboration: The Benefits of Global Networking
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 73-82. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG17.73
History: Received December 12, 2016 , Revised March 1, 2017 , Accepted March 27, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 73-82. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG17.73
History: Received December 12, 2016; Revised March 1, 2017; Accepted March 27, 2017

This article summarizes and highlights the benefits of international interprofessional collaboration amongst speech-language pathologists (SLPs). The California Speech-Language and Hearing Association (CSHA) was invited by the National Board of Education of Finland to participate in an academic/educational exchange with educators, SLPs, and medical practitioners. SLPs globally are experiencing shared interests, practice issues, training challenges, outreach opportunities and limitations, shortages, interprofessional collaboration and education challenges and successes, and the desire to network and learn from each other. This article will describe the benefits of academic/educational exchange opportunities for our profession and possible outcomes for global networking.

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