In Professional Communication in Speech-Language Pathology: How to Write, Talk, and Act Like a Clinician, Fourth Edition, the authors introduce student clinicians to the various types of written and verbal communication they will encounter across three different clinical settings: university clinics, medical settings, and public schools. The text is written in a student-friendly manner, with appendices that provide examples of diagnostic and treatment reports, data sheets, and important acronyms in medical and school settings. Chapters cover verbal interactions with families, allied professionals, and supervisors, as well as written and verbal communication across the university, medical, and school settings. Also included are scenarios written in the form of vignettes that address issues of ethics, interviewing, and procedures for managing protected health information.
- New pedagogical features (chapter learning outcomes and reflection questions).
- References and content updated throughout to reflect the current state of research and evidence-based practice.
- Updated information regarding current requirements and policies for written documentation.
- Expanded information regarding HIPAA and the ASHA Code of Ethics.
- Expanded content regarding interacting with supervisors and generational differences.
- Material on methods for improving writing and editing.
- Numerous additional examples to further clarify the content and portions reorganized for greater flow of information.
- Content has been edited to be more concise and reader friendly.
- A PluralPlus companion website which includes PowerPoint lecture slides, reflection questions, and active learning activities.
A. Embry Burrus, MCD, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Auburn University for 14 years. Her areas of interest include children with developmental delay, children and adults who stutter, and supervision. She is also the author of a memoir about her family, The Life We Choose: A Sibling’s Story (Solomon & George Publishers, 2017) and is currently a full-time caregiver for her older sister with Down syndrome.
Laura B. Willis, MCD, CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Professor at Auburn University and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She enjoys working alongside graduate students in the university clinic to provide high-quality services to clients of all ages and their families. Mrs. Willis also teaches an undergraduate course introducing students to Speech-Language Pathology clinic, clinical writing, and service provision. Prior to joining the Auburn University faculty, she worked at the Roosevelt Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. She has presented numerous local, regional, and national presentations and she has been published in national journals.