presented by Jennifer Schultz
Financial: Jennifer Schultz receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP
Jennifer Schultz is an instructor for the speech-language pathology assistant program at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, South Dakota. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Psychology from the University of South Dakota and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Iowa. Jennifer spent 21 years working as…Read full bio
1. Introduction to the SLP/SLPA Team
This chapter will introduce the practice of speech-language pathology assisting, providing a brief historical perspective and a discussion of roles and responsibilities of SLPs and SLPAs with respect to clinical service provision and supervision. Participants will design a model of employment demands that illustrates the improved effectiveness of service delivery by the SLP who is supported by an SLPA.
2. Developing Understanding for Successful Supervisory Relationship
This chapter will introduce five components of supervision and will focus on the first component, understanding, in which the SLP and SLPA prepare to work together. Factors that influence the SLP-SLPA relationship, including expectations for the supervisory process, communication styles, generational differences, and cultural differences, will be discussed. Participants will identify tools that can be used to identify these traits in the SLP and the SLPA and will learn how to interact with individuals who possess specific traits.
3. Planning in SLPA Supervision
This chapter will address supervision component II, Planning. We will review the continuum of supervision as it applies to supervision of the SLPA and discuss the importance of goal-setting and monitoring progress toward those goals. Examples of specific supervisor and supervisee goals and methods for tracking progress on those goals will be provided.