Professional Communication in Speech-Language Pathology: How to Write, Talk, and Act Like a Clinician

Fourth Edition

A. Embry Burrus, Laura B. Willis

Details: 300 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-168-1

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In Professional Communication in Speech-Language Pathology: How to Write, Talk, and Act Like a Clinician, Fourth Edition, the authors introduce student clinicians to the various types of written and verbal communication they will encounter across three different clinical settings: university clinics, medical settings, and public schools. The text is written in a student-friendly manner, with appendices that provide examples of diagnostic and treatment reports, data sheets, and important acronyms in medical and school settings. Chapters cover verbal interactions with families, allied professionals, and supervisors, as well as written and verbal communication across the university, medical, and school settings. Also included are scenarios written in the form of vignettes that address issues of ethics, interviewing, and procedures for managing protected health information.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • New pedagogical features (chapter learning outcomes and reflection questions).
  • References and content updated throughout to reflect the current state of research and evidence-based practice. 
  • Updated information regarding current requirements and policies for written documentation.
  • Expanded information regarding HIPAA and the ASHA Code of Ethics.
  • Expanded content regarding interacting with supervisors and generational differences.
  • Material on methods for improving writing and editing
  • Numerous additional examples to further clarify the content and portions reorganized for greater flow of information.
  • Content has been edited to be more concise and reader friendly.
  • A PluralPlus companion website which includes PowerPoint lecture slides, reflection questions, and active learning activities.

Preface

 

Section I. Introduction to Professional Communication, Clinical Practicum Sites, and Ethics

 

Chapter 1. The Nature of Professionalism and Professional Communication

Introduction

Professional Written Communication

Professional Verbal Communication

Shared Components of Professional Written and Verbal Communication

 

Chapter 2. Learning as They Change Rules: The Many Faces of Clinical Practicum

Introduction

Interacting with Supervisors Across Settings

Clinical Settings

            University Setting

            Medical Setting

            School Setting

 

Chapter 3. Ethics, Confidentiality, and Safeguarding Clinical Communications

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) Code of Ethics

University Setting

Medical Setting

School Setting

 

Section II. Professional Written Communication

 

Chapter 4. Documentation and Technical Writing

The Basics of Writing

Tone and Language

Common Errors

Audience

 

Chapter 5. Diagnostic Reports

The Organizational Framework of a Diagnostic Report

University Setting

Medical Setting

School Setting

 

Chapter 6. Treatment Documentation

Long-term and Short-term Goals

Rationale

Data

University Setting

Medical Settings

            Rehabilitation Hospital

            Acute Care Hospital

            Long-term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility

School Setting

            Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP)   

           Response to Intervention (RTI)

Similarities and Differences in Goal-Writing across Settings


Chapter 7. Short-Term Progress Reports

Progress Reports

University Setting

Medical Setting

School Setting

 

Chapter 8. Long-Term Progress Reports

University Setting

Medical Settings

     Rehabilitation Hospital

     Acute Care Hospital

     Long-Term Care Facility/Skilled Nursing Facility

School Setting

 

Section III. Professional Verbal Communication

 

Chapter 9. Professional Correspondence

Format/Organization

Referral Letters

Thank-you Letters

Cover Letters

Business Letters

 

Chapter 10. Interacting with Clients and Families

Selected Critical Elements of Professional Verbal Communication

The Value of Experience

Contexts of Professional Verbal Communication with Clients and Families

Informational Counseling

Diagnostic Interviews

Methods of Maximizing Retention

Training for Home Treatment Programs

Contexts of Verbal Communication

 

Chapter 11. Interacting with Other Professionals

Contexts of Verbal Communication with Other Professionals

Consultations

Staffings and Meetings

Collaboration

Solving Problems in Daily Interactions

 

Chapter 12. Interacting with Individuals from Diverse Backgrounds

Introduction

Cultural Competence and the SLP

The Therapeutic Cycle

 

Chapter 13. Interacting with Supervisors

The Evolution of the Student and Supervisor Relationship

The Supervisory Relationship

     Goals of Supervisors and Students

Critical Differences between Supervisors and Students

Remember the Principles of Professional Verbal Communication

Communication Issues

Common Pitfalls

Generational Differences

 

Appendices

Appendix A. Samples of University Clinic Diagnostic Report for a Child Client

Appendix B. Sample of University Clinic Diagnostic Report for an Adult Client

Appendix C. Sample of Inpatient Rehab Assessment Report for Speech/Language/Swallowing

Appendix D. Examples of a University Clinic Daily Treatment Plan

Appendix E. List of Selected Abbreviations Used in School Settings

Appendix F. List of Selected Abbreviations Used in Medical Settings

Appendix G. Examples of a University Clinic Long-Term Treatment Report

Appendix H. Examples of Data Sheets

Appendix I. Examples of Progress Notes in the SOAP format

Appendix J. Examples of Long-Term Graphs

 

References

Index

A. Embry Burrus

A. Embry Burrus, MCD, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Auburn University for 14 years. Her areas of interest are children with developmental delay, children and adults who stutter and supervision. She is also the author of a memoir about her family, The Life We Choose: A Sibling’s Story (Solomon & George Publishers, 2017) and is currently a full-time caregiver for her older sister with Down syndrome.

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Laura B. Willis

Laura B. Willis, MCD, is a Clinical Professor at Auburn University and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She enjoys working alongside graduate students in the university clinic to provide high-quality services to clients of all ages and their families. Mrs. Willis also teaches an undergraduate course introducing students to Speech-Language Pathology clinic, clinical writing, and service provision. Prior to joining the Auburn University faculty, she worked at the Roosevelt Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. She has presented numerous local, regional, and national presentations and been published in national journals.

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