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.
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