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ERIC Number: EJ868751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1058-0360
Health Literacy and the Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist
Hester, Eva Jackson; Stevens-Ratchford, Regena
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, v18 n2 p180-191 May 2009
Purpose: This article reviews concepts of health literacy and discusses the role of speech-language pathologists in improving the health literacy of individuals with and without communication disorders. Method: A literature review was completed of health literacy definitions, concepts, and health literacy assessment and intervention studies with various populations. A literature review was also conducted regarding health literacy or related studies in the field of speech-language pathology. Conclusion: There is a paucity of information available on health literacy within the field of speech-language pathology. Suggestions are offered regarding increasing health literacy research and intervention by speech-language pathologists. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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