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ERIC Number: EJ796980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0094-730X
Health and Human Services for Persons who Stutter and Education of Logopedists in East-European Countries
Fibiger, Steen; Peters, Herman F. M.; Euler, Harald A.; Neumann, Katrin
Journal of Fluency Disorders, v33 n1 p66-71 Mar 2008
The International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) assessed the therapy status of fluency disorders, service opportunities, and education of logopedists (speech-language pathologists) with a mail survey in Eastern Europe. Information was collected on the following aspects: incidence, prevalence, availability of information, non-therapeutic support for persons who stutter (PWS), providers of diagnostics and therapy, cooperating professionals, therapy approaches, forms, goals, financing, early detection and prevention, training of professionals, specialization in stuttering therapy, needs for improving the situation of PWS, and problems which hinder better care. Stuttering therapy for children is available in many countries and is frequently provided by the educational system. Therapy for adults is provided best by the health services but is not satisfactorily available everywhere. Modern therapeutic approaches coexist with obsolete ones. Lack of resources, awareness, entitlement, and assessment of therapy effectiveness are pervasive problems. Educational objectives: Readers will be able to describe and evaluate: (1) the therapy status of fluency disorders and service opportunities in various East-European countries; (2) the training of logopedists (speech-language pathologists); (3) specialization in stuttering therapy; and (4) the organizational services for PWS within the health and human service systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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