Effective Information Sharing

Supporting Effective Information-Sharing among Medical Providers and Communication Vulnerable Children and Adults across Medical Settings and Situations – June 7, 2016

Part of the USSAAC Webinar Series

Presenter: David Beukelman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Facilitator: Wendy Quach, PhD, CCC-SLP

USSAAC Education Committee: Wendy Quach (Chair), Sarah Blackstone, Lateef McLeod, Amy Goldman, Amanda Hettenhausen, Lisa Timm

Abstract:  This presentation focusses on the support of effective patient provider communication across medical settings for children and adults with complex communication needs. Communication vulnerable patient groups and five communication intermediaries groups are described, and the roles of these intermediaries outlined for different communication vulnerable people and the settings in which they are served. Medical procedures such as the various types of referrals are reviewed. Finally, a range of communication support goals, policies, and strategies for these patients and their providers are reviewed and demonstrated.

Presenter Bio:  David R. Beukelman, PhD, CCC is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and communication disorders associated with neurological conditions. He is currently a Senior Researcher in The Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Previously, he was a faculty member of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Director of Research and Education of the Communication Disorders Division, Munroe/Meyer Institute of Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Director Speech Pathology and the AAC Center in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center.  He has co-authored textbooks focused on AAC, motor speech disorders, and patient provider communication.



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