As audiologists and speech-language pathologists, our goal is always to help the people we serve. Increasingly, we can’t do that alone. Changes to health care and education have made working in teams and across specialties more important than ever.
With 95% of audiologists and SLPs participating in interprofessional education (IPE) or interprofessional practice (IPP), the ability to work on an interprofessional team is now a must-have skill—no matter at what point you are in your career.
IPE can range from a college class to a professional development workshop. But it always involves learning from and with people in other disciplines.
Understand why changes in education and health care mean that many schools, clinics, and universities are incorporating IPE/IPP into the way they work.
Check out real-life examples from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups that highlight how IPE/IPP teams improved outcomes for students and patients.
Research is key to understanding how IPE/IPP impacts education and practice outcomes. This section will help you find existing studies as well as plan new research.
Quick Links: Quickly access IPE/IPP resources including stipend program information, downloadable rubrics, and IPE/IPP videos.