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Professional Competencies in Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologyAuthor: Tonya Dantuma
Professional Competencies in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is designed for the professional issues course at the graduate level in a speech-language pathology or audiology program. ASHA recently updated the curriculum standards for master’s level programs to include a list of professional competencies, identifying a need for direct instruction in professional competencies for SLP students. The purpose of this text will be to provide that direct instruction in professional competency and soft-skills. Topics such as cultural competence, professional duties, collaborative practices clinical reasoning and evidence-based practices, and effective communication skills will be covered.
Many chapters in this textbook will be co-authored by non-SLPs who have extensive knowledge in the topic area. By pairing the expertise of individuals outside of SLPs with the author, professional competencies can be taught in-depth and applied to clinical cases and situations.
This textbook will employ a Theory to Practice approach through examples, practice, and application as follows:
Theoretical concepts will be presented
Theoretical concepts will be applied to the field by the author through examples
Readers will then be given an opportunity to apply theories to provided case studies
Suggestions for application in current settings will be given and questions for reflection will be provided
Features and Benefits
Directly linked to ASHA 2017 standards for academic programs
Several chapters co-authored by professionals outside of speech-language pathology, paired with applications to the field by an SLP
Practical strategies and applications that can be implemented immediately by students
Instruction in skill-sets expected by SLP employers
Theory to Practice approach provides students with the opportunity to learn, practice, apply and reflect on each professional competency in a way that will solidify learning and enhance the development of each concept
Inclusion of case studies and videos