Mark Ylvisaker's Influence on Interprofessional Learning for Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students Mark Ylvisaker has left an undeniable mark on the field of speech-language pathology, particularly in the assessment and treatment of persons with traumatic brain injuries. Ylvisaker's work continues to hold relevance in the training of new and future clinicians and is now influencing a second generation of speech-language pathologists (SLPs). ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2014
Mark Ylvisaker's Influence on Interprofessional Learning for Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students
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  • Emma Coulter
    Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Scott Palasik
    Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • James A. Grand
    Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Financial Disclosure: Emma Coulter is a Graduate Student Clinician at the University of Akron. Scott Palasik is an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron. James A. Grand is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Akron.
    Financial Disclosure: Emma Coulter is a Graduate Student Clinician at the University of Akron. Scott Palasik is an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron. James A. Grand is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Akron.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Emma Coulter has previously published in the subject area. Scott Palasik has previously published in the subject area. James A. Grand has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Emma Coulter has previously published in the subject area. Scott Palasik has previously published in the subject area. James A. Grand has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Articles
Article   |   January 01, 2014
Mark Ylvisaker's Influence on Interprofessional Learning for Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, January 2014, Vol. 24, 18-24. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.1.18
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, January 2014, Vol. 24, 18-24. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.1.18

Mark Ylvisaker has left an undeniable mark on the field of speech-language pathology, particularly in the assessment and treatment of persons with traumatic brain injuries. Ylvisaker's work continues to hold relevance in the training of new and future clinicians and is now influencing a second generation of speech-language pathologists (SLPs). In this article, some of Ylvisaker's major intervention philosophies are discussed, which include the use of contextualized interventions, antecedent-based behavior management, the use of metaphors in intervention and research, and case-based decision making or patient specific hypothesis testing. Ylvisaker was also heavily influenced by his experience with other professional fields. In the spirit of Ylvisaker's emphasis on case-based research and value of interprofessional perspectives, data from an interprofessional education (IPE) experience performed at The University of Akron in conjunction with the Austen BioInnovation was presented. The data collected from the IPE explores the preparedness of students entering the healthcare profession in serving on inter-disciplinary teams, including those studying speech-language pathology. Results show the need for greater training and exposure to similar interprofessional experiences for graduate students studying speech-language pathology.

Acknowledgements
We would like to thank Dr. Roberta De Pompei and Dr. Todd Houston from the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology along with Martha Conrad and everyone at ABIA for their wonderful support. Finally, we want to thank all of the students from the College of Health Professions at The University of Akron who made the Interprofessoinal Experience real.
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