CE Introduction This issue of Perspectives focuses on group therapy for individuals with neurogenic communication disorders across the lifespan. Clinicians often struggle with large caseloads and limited resources. Group therapy has been one option to manage such issues. Resource allocation, however, should not be the only or the primary consideration for ... SIG News
SIG News  |   December 01, 2010
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  • Ellen Hickey
    Dalhousie UniversityHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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SIG News   |   December 01, 2010
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SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2010, Vol. 20, 101-102. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.4.101
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2010, Vol. 20, 101-102. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.4.101
This issue of Perspectives focuses on group therapy for individuals with neurogenic communication disorders across the lifespan. Clinicians often struggle with large caseloads and limited resources. Group therapy has been one option to manage such issues. Resource allocation, however, should not be the only or the primary consideration for implementing group therapy. Rather, clinicians should be aware of the many benefits of clients interacting with each other in a group therapy context. Regardless of the type of group (e.g., those oriented toward psychosocial support versus those oriented toward linguistic or speech impairments), clients in group therapy provide each other with benefits that cannot often be achieved in individual treatment (Elman, 2007). They may model target behaviors or suggest compensatory strategies to each other or provide camaraderie in the journey of living with a communication disorder. Clinicians need to implement effective group therapy procedures to meet their clients' goals, as well as to document their clients' progress. This issue aims to provide clinicians with ideas for both, through articles by expert clinicians experienced in the practice of group rehabilitation.
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