Addressing the Social Needs of People With Communication Disorders
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A communication disorder can have a profound impact on many
aspects of a person’s life, including school, work, leisure, and social
relationships. Sudden changes, such as those that occur after stroke or other
illness, as well as more gradual difficulties, such as those associated with
age-related hearing loss, can negatively affect interactions with other people
and engagement in daily activities. This journal self-study explores how social
networks and feelings of isolation or loneliness may change when a person
experiences communication difficulties. It also looks at how well SLPs and
audiologists recognize and address the social and emotional needs of their
patients during treatment. Clinicians working with older adults with speech,
language, and hearing disorders will come away with a better understanding of
the impact of social and familial support on patient success and how to better
address these needs when planning treatment.
You will be able to:
the importance of addressing life participation in treatment planning
factors that may influence social networks after disability
the benefits of social support on a person’s health and well-being
the role that family members play in a person’s rehabilitation success
Online, multiple-choice exam
This course is part of the Aphasia Intervention learning path. What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.