Speech and Language: Clinical Process and Practice

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Wiley, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 250 pages
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This book demonstrates how students can apply what they havelearned to bridge the gap between theory and therapy as they begintheir professional practice. The authors argue that the only way tobe ready to face the demands of professional practice and life-longlearning is to acquire a thorough understanding of the process andpractice of clinical work.

Fully revised, this second edition incorporates:

  • new standards of service delivery and clinicalcompetencies
  • registration of the profession under the Health ProfessionsCouncil
  • collaborative working with shared client programmes andrecords
  • client-centred philosophy and social models ofintervention

The authors emphasize the need to have a sound knowledge of whatthe profession is and who it encompasses; the awareness of theconcepts that underpin decision-making, planning and choice ofactivities; and understanding of the philosophies that drive thechoice of working practices.

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Monica Bray, Speech and Language Sciences Group, Leeds Metropolitan University and Celia Todd, Speech and Language Therapist, Trecare, NHS Trust, formerly of Leeds Metropolitan University.

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