The role of speech-language-hearing therapists in supporting teachers and parents in pre-schools Chizuko Uchiyama 1 Keyword: 幼稚園・保育園 , 情報共有 , 連携 , 支援 , アンケート , pre-school , information sharing , cooperation , support , questionnaire pp.24-30
Published Date 2007/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001100103
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 The purpose of this paper is to describe how speech-language-hearing therapists (SLHTs) making visits to pre-schools may support both teachers and parents of children with speech and language disorders. Information and observations were shared in conferences with the SLHT (the author), teachers, and parents, and discussions were held to develop a better understanding of the children's behaviors and better ways of communicating with the children, which could be used later during treatment and intervention.

 Both teachers and parents were asked to complete a questionnaire concerning how they felt about the involvement of SLHTs. The results indicated that the interviewees desired more support and cooperation from SLHTs, especially in terms of more frequent consultation as necessary, and in establishing communication methods with children who have speech and language disorders. This demonstrates that sharing information about the children among the parents and the relevant institutions is very important in establishing support systems, and SLHTs also benefit from information sharing in planning treatment. The type of support most sought for is timely help to develop practical means of communication.

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