Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine dysphagia management practices of school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in elementary schools of the East North Central region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin) of the United States. More specifically, I studied the confidence, attitudes, and perspectives of the management of pediatric dysphagia across these two groups of professionals. The results revealed that both SLPs and OTs are not confident in providing dysphagia intervention in the school setting. These professionals also believe that dysphagia management should only be provided in a medical setting, and they have wavering ideas surrounding pediatric dysphagia management in the school setting.

Advisor

Furey, Joan

Department

Communication

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Elementary Education | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keywords

speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, pediatric dysphagia, elementary schools

Publication Date

2019

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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