The roles and works of speech-language-hearing therapists at a pediatric clinic Itsuko Uchiyama 1 , Reiko Yoshioka 1 1Medical Corporation Kouchikai, Yoshioka Pediatric Clinic Keyword: 言語聴覚士 , 小児科クリニック , 小児 , 発達障害 , 育児支援 , speech-language-hearing therapists , pediatric clinic , children , developmental disorder , child care support pp.118-123
Published Date 2013/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001100367
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 In this paper, we analyze the trends and performance of children visiting a pediatric clinic during a period of 15 years following the introduction of a speech-language-hearing therapist (SLHT) at the clinic, and discuss the roles and work of the SLHT. The number of children, especially those with developmental disorders, receiving evaluation at the clinic has increased year by year. At first, individual intervention within the clinic was the main work for the SLHT;now the work has expanded to include group work and cooperation with other institutions including kindergardens, nursery schools, and primary schools. Our study leads us to hope that more SLHTs will work in small clinics in the regional communities, so that more children with developmental disorders will have the chance to benefit from intervention by SLHTs.

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