Management of communication disorders using family member input, group treatment, and telerehabilitation

Top Stroke Rehabil. Spring 2005;12(2):49-56. doi: 10.1310/U6UK-ABXT-NPXW-5L68.

Abstract

Today, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) practice stroke rehabilitation in environments where they have less time to manage the communication impairments of patients who are more medically fragile than ever before. Many SLPs have creatively adapted their practice to maximize functional outcomes for their patients. This article highlights three techniques designed to enhance functional SLP outcomes: maximizing family member input; providing group treatment; and providing treatment in remote, functional settings via telepractice technology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Communication Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Family Health
  • Humans
  • Psychotherapy, Group
  • Stroke / complications*
  • Stroke Rehabilitation*
  • Telemedicine / trends*