Relationships with Other Disciplines
At the CHDD, the SLP has the unique opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of on-site professionals. The SLP works closely with occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, psychology, and pediatrics on a regular basis when diagnosing and providing treatment recommendations for children.
- Consulting with the nutritionist for appropriate food choices for a child
with a swallowing disorder following a traumatic brain injury
- Working with the occupational therapist to develop goals for co-treatment
at school. For example, a young child may work on fine motor activities
while targeting new vocabulary by cutting out and then categorizing pictures
of new vocabulary items.
- Psychology and speech-language pathology often work closely together when
determining a child's diagnosis. Though they use different tests, psychologists
and SLPs are often measuring many domains including working memory, nonverbal
skill, social relationships, and verbal processing.
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