Current practices for evaluation of resonance disorders in North America

  • Author / Creator
    Huebert, Elizabeth
  • Thirty-eight clinicians were surveyed regarding their current clinical practices in assessing, tracking treatment and determining discharge criteria for clients with resonance disorders. When these results were compared with recommendations from the literature for best practices, it was found that: (a) most clinicians were using low-tech assessment tools (such as perceptual assessment) at least some of the time, (b) many clinicians were not using high-tech assessment tools (such as videofluoroscopy) simply because they lacked access to such tools, and (c) clinicians are remarkably similar in their clinical practices across a wide variety of circumstances (such as age, and employment setting). The primary recommendation accruing from these findings was that more high-tech assessment tools should be routinely available to clinicians practicing in this area. More consistent use of sophisticated assessment devices would exemplify contemporary thinking about transfer of knowledge to practice in the area of resonance disorders assessment and improve patient outcomes.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Hagler, Paul (Speech-Pathology and Audiology)
    • Boliek, Carol (Speech-Pathology and Audiology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Rieger, Jana (Speech-Pathology and Audiology)
    • Chapman, Sherry-Ann (Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families)