ERIC Number: EJ774469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Your Competitive Edge: The Art of Interpersonal Communication
Montgomery, Judy K.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v28 n1 p56-58 Fall 2006
In our professional lives in schools, hospitals, private practices, and universities, speech-language pathologists often pride ourselves on being communication experts--but are we? We may know how to diagnose and treat a wide range of communication disabilities, but can we effectively get our message across to our colleagues and families? Raymond H. Hull, PhD, a professor of communication sciences and disorders, audiology, and director of the Center for Research in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University, has been concerned about this also. For some individuals it comes naturally, but for other persons, it must be formally taught in our university preparation programs. Unfortunately, it rarely is. Hull describes how important interpersonal communication is to persons who work with individuals who need not only education and health care but also to know what we are planning to provide and why. Interpersonal communication is the caring that enables our services to have the effect intended. Ray Hull describes how our universities could include this type of training, and how it might vastly improve our interventions with persons who have communication disorders.
Descriptors: Sciences, Interpersonal Communication, Speech Language Pathology, Communication Disorders, Language Impairments, Intervention, Allied Health Personnel, College Instruction, Education Courses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Support Staff
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