Advisor

Stoody, Tina M.

Committee Member

Hanks, Julie A.

Committee Member

Weber, Jennifer E.

Committee Member

Ziolkowski, Robyn A.

Department

Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2018

Genre

Thesis

Extent

149 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

A survey of audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLP) was conducted to explore the education, clinical practices, and collaboration routines of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in auditory processing disorders (APD) in children. The main objective was to identify factors that contribute to successful collaboration between professionals, as well as to identify potential barriers to successful collaboration in hopes of supporting professionals in providing a smooth continuum of care for children with APD. A link to complete the survey was distributed to both audiologists and speech language pathologists via email, social media, and on professional community forums. Data from 248 completed surveys were analyzed. Overall, the findings revealed vast differences in the education, clinical practices, and collaboration routines both between and among the two professional groups. Several factors that contribute to successful collaboration, including but not limited to, the competency, availability, and preparedness of other professionals, were identified. In addition, several factors that prevent successful collaboration, including but not limited to, time, the availability of other professionals, and lack of education and training were identified. The clinical implications of these factors, both positive and negative, are discussed in detail in an effort to support professionals in their future collaborative efforts for children with APD.

Degree type

AuD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

MurphyCapstone2018

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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