Speech-Language Pathologists Engaging in Interprofessional Practice: The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts Interprofessional practice (IPP) is a critical part of our jobs as speech-language pathologists. Despite this fact, many of us attended graduated programs that did not include a heavy component of interprofessional education/IPP. This article addresses important elements of IPP, including values/ethics, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teamwork. Examples of ... Article
Article  |   June 15, 2018
Speech-Language Pathologists Engaging in Interprofessional Practice: The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
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  • Ellen Stubbe Kester
    Bilinguistics, Austin, TX
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School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Part 1
Article   |   June 15, 2018
Speech-Language Pathologists Engaging in Interprofessional Practice: The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2018, Vol. 3, 20-26. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG16.20
History: Received January 31, 2018 , Revised April 25, 2018 , Accepted April 25, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2018, Vol. 3, 20-26. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG16.20
History: Received January 31, 2018; Revised April 25, 2018; Accepted April 25, 2018

Interprofessional practice (IPP) is a critical part of our jobs as speech-language pathologists. Despite this fact, many of us attended graduated programs that did not include a heavy component of interprofessional education/IPP. This article addresses important elements of IPP, including values/ethics, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teamwork. Examples of IPP in early childhood settings, in a clinic setting, and in schools are shared.

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