Inpatient Functional Communication Interview: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention
Robyn O'Halloran, Deborah Toffolo, Linda Worrall, Chris Code
Details: 115 pages, B&W, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"
Release Date: 11/01/2019
Available for purchase starting 10/02/2019
The Inpatient Functional Communication Interview: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention (IFCI: SAI) is a set of four resources for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and other healthcare professionals working in acute and rehabilitation hospitals. They can be used separately or together to enhance patient-provider communication in hospitals. The IFCI: SAI has been developed so healthcare professionals can identify and support patients who have difficulty communicating, with a focus on patients with communication disability.
The first resource is the Screening Questionnaire. The Screening Questionnaire is designed to identify patients who have difficulty communicating about their healthcare and will need support to communicate with healthcare providers in hospital.
The second resource is the Inpatient Functional Communication Interview (IFCI). The IFCI is a semi-structured interview that the SLP conducts at the patient’s bedside. During the interview, the SLP investigates how well the patient can communicate in everyday healthcare communication activities. If the SLP and patient have difficulty communicating, the clinician investigates if any communication supports or strategies enable successful communication.
The third resource is a set of impairment rating scales. These assist the SLP to rate their initial clinical impressions of the patient’s speech intelligibility, spoken language, and cognitive-communicative function. Each rating scale provides descriptions of speech, language, and cognitive-communicative function on a five-point scale ranging from no impairment to complete impairment.
The final resource is a set of Environmental Questionnaires (EQs). The EQs assist SLPs and other healthcare professionals to screen the communicative environment for factors influencing patient-provider communication in their setting. Once the factors that influence patient-provider communication have been identified, SLPs and other healthcare professionals may be better informed and more able to systematically address these factors to develop communicatively accessible hospital services.
Speech-language pathologists play a vital role in supporting hospital patients with communication disorders and their healthcare providers to communicate in optimal ways. This requires a broad view of the role of SLPs in hospitals: one that incorporates individual patient-provider interactions and the broader communicative environment of the hospital as well. The Inpatient Functional Communication Interview: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention provides SLPs and other healthcare professionals with the resources to explore and develop this emerging, new role. Additionally, a PluralPlus companion website includes video examples that pair with case studies from the book to demonstrate how to use the resources in practice.
Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Rationale for the IFCI: SAI
Chapter 3. IFCI – Screening Questionnaire
Chapter 4. The Inpatient Functional Communication Interview (IFCI)
Chapter 5. Rating Communication – Related Impairments
Chapter 6. IFCI – Environment Questionnaires
Chapter 7. Case Studies
Appendix A. Inpatient Functional Communication Interview – Screening Questionnaire
Appendix B. Inpatient Functional Communication Interview – Assessment Form
Appendix C. Inpatient Functional Communication Interview – Interview Script
Appendix D. Inpatient Functional Communication Interview – Cheat Sheet
Appendix E. Inpatient Functional Communication Interview – Speech Intelligibility Rating Scale
Appendix F. Inpatient Functional Communication Interview – Spoken Language Rating Scale
Appendix G. Inpatient Functional Communication Interview – Cognitive-Communication Rating Scale
Appendix H. The Overall – Environmental Questionnaire
Appendix I. The Ward – Environmental Questionnaire
Appendix J. The Hospital – Environmental Questionnaire
Appendix K. The External Agencies – Environmental Questionnaire
Purchase of Inpatient Functional Communication Interview: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention comes with access to supplementary materials on a PluralPlus companion website.
To access the materials, you must register the access code printed on the inside front cover of your book on the companion website and log in.
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