Special Interest Division 16: Perspectives on School Based
October 2001, Vol. 2, No.2
The following is a summary of articles available from the
October 2001 issue of the DIV 16 newsletter.
Three Current Hot Issues Related to Professional
Ethics" by Trici Schraeder
The writer provides insight into three current issues related to
the ASHA Code of Ethics, cultural competency, qualified
providers, and promoting professionalism as well as a
Assistive Technology and Ethical Considerations" by Cynthia A Cavanagh
This article outlines a brief summary of IDEA '97 with regard to
assistive technology considerations for students receiving
special education services in the schools. Further discussion
includes the roles and responsibilities of teams, the ongoing
process of AT services, qualifications of service providers,
manufacturer relationships, and funding.
Ethics in Action" by Fran Block
Ms. Block, Division 16 Newsletter Editor, describes some ethical
situations and concerns often expressed by Division 16
affiliates. These are decisions about individual therapy
sessions, placement, home schooling/home speech intervention,
private contracting in public schools, caseload limits, and
directives to cancel treatment sessions.
Supervision and Ethics in the Workplace" by Joan Marttila
The writer postulates three codes of ethics- personal, workplace,
and professional. Each code is explained in detail and
related to supervision and provision of quality services.
Appropriate Use of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
in the Schools" by Diane Paul-Brown and Kelly Appler
Describes the challenges related to appropriate use of assistance
in school settings and provides strategies for bringing personal,
professional, and employer interests in line with each other.
Dysphagia Management for School Children: Dealing with
Ethical Dilemmas" by Lynne C. Brady Wagner
Using a case study model, the writer presents one of the most
challenging ethical dilemmas facing speech-language pathologists-
a parent's preference for his/her child's care that is opposite
to what is seen by the team as the most beneficial plan of
care. The article describes approaches to ethical dilemmas,
team communication, professional competence, surrogate
decision-makers, and the use of time limited trials to resolve
disagreements over recommendations.
Dysphagia Intervention in Schools: An Ethical
By DeAnne Owre
The author presents a quick review of "real world"
situations related to dysphagia intervention and suggests
strategies for resolving them.
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