The Interprofessional Practice (IPP) Case Rubric 

Goal of the Rubric

The rubric is developed as a framework to plan and coordinate interprofessional practice (IPP). An IPP team uses this rubric as it meets on a regular basis to develop a plan for an individual, monitor the effectiveness of the individual’s plan, share perspectives, and determine changes that may need to be made.

Overview

IPP teams are composed of service providers from different professional backgrounds and families who work together to provide comprehensive l services and the highest quality of care to  individuals and their families/caregivers. IPP teams share their knowledge and expertise to create outcomes that are greater than the sum of the individual members.

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play key roles on IPP teams. IPP provides the opportunity to educate others about our unique knowledge and skills and to share this expertise with other team members. We also learn about the talents of teammates from other professions. An IPP team shares responsibility for an individual’s  communication, social, emotional, sensory and other needs and engages in full-team planning, assessment, treatment, data collection, and progress monitoring.

Successful IPP requires a well-developed team process that includes

  • collaborative team facilitation;
  • a shared goal/objective;
  • specific roles or functions for individual members based on expertise, knowledge, and skills;
  • flexibility and adaptability;
  • deliberative and continuous team communication;
  • mutual trust, respect, and support;
  • team decision making;
  • reflective practice (what's working, what's not working); and
  • conflict management (resolving differences through consensus building). 

Rubric Form and Case Samples

IPP Case Rubric Instructions and Form [PDF]

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