Preparing Patients with Communication Disorders for Medical Interactions.

TitlePreparing Patients with Communication Disorders for Medical Interactions.
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2012
AuthorsBurns MI, Baylor CR, Morris MA, Yorkston KM
Conference NameAnnual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Conference LocationAtlanta, GA

Patients with communication disorders are a vulnerable healthcare population. SLPs are uniquely qualified to help these patients improve communication with healthcare providers. This presentation will focus on describing how these patients are susceptible to diminished healthcare access, and ways SLPs can help prepare them for improved future medical interactions.    

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