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Based on the pioneering work of Carol C. Frattali, Outcomes in Speech-Language Pathology, Second Edition provides readers with a focused, comprehensive review of current policies, principles, and practices pertaining to outcome measurement in speech-language pathology with particular emphasis on healthcare. It is a unique text that covers outcomes in speech-language pathology practices within the context of contemporary issues across work settings that include clinical practice, applied clinical research, and graduate education.
The only text that specifically focuses on outcome measurement in speech-language pathology
Major themes from the first edition are revisited in light of the impact of contemporary issues and shifts in emphasis in outcomes, including:
The prominence of the WHO-ICF as a conceptual model for intervention
The impact of public policies and federal mandates
Emphasis on value-based, cost-effective clinical healthcare services
Growing transparency in organizational performance in accreditation processes
The weight currently placed on patient satisfaction and patient-reported outcomes
Outcomes assessment across stakeholders in school settings
Challenges and revised perspectives on the application of evidence-based practice
Increasing demand for applied effectiveness research to inform clinical practices
Renewed reliance on single subject experimental designs in SLP intervention research and the application of N=1 research designs to clinical practice
The growing emphasis on outcomes in graduate clinical education and supervision as well as in higher education
Directors and managers of clinical speech-language pathology programs in healthcare settings as well as clinical staff and supervisors will find this book to be a valuable desk reference and graduate students will use it as a key resource in the course of their studies.