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Webinar: The Why, What, and How of Interprofessional Collaboration

Do you have the skills to succeed on interprofessional teams in a health care or education environment? In this webinar, you will learn the why, what, and how of interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice. The course will explore this often misunderstood concept for those who are unfamiliar with it and will specifically discuss how to foster collaborative teams in various work settings, different models for interprofessional collaboration, and how to identify the competencies you need to maximize your effectiveness as a member of collaborative teams.

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • list the benefits of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP) for practitioners and the individuals they serve
  • describe the competency areas needed by individuals on interprofessional teams
  • identify one skill area you can enhance to increase interprofessional collaboration in your work setting

Evidence-Based Practice

It is the position of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association that audiologists and speech-language pathologists incorporate the principles of evidence-based practice in clinical decision making to provide high-quality clinical care. The term evidence-based practice refers to an approach in which current, high-quality research evidence is integrated with practitioner expertise and client preferences and values into the process of making clinical decisions.

Participants are encouraged to actively seek and critically evaluate the evidence basis for clinical procedures presented in this and other educational programs.

Adopted by the Scientific and Professional Education Board, April 2006

What's Covered?

  • Videos of patients, students, and family who had negative experiences due to lack of a collaboration in a healthcare or education setting
  • Definitions for Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice
  • Drivers influencing the move to collaborative practice
  • Models of IPE/IPP in education and healthcare settings
  • IPEC competencies necessary for functioning in an IPP environment
  • Guided discussions and interactive sharing if listening to the webinar with a group
  • Resources and strategies for promoting IPE/IPP
  • Videos of patients, students and family who had positive experiences in an interprofessional collaboration in a healthcare or education setting
  • Typical questions about IPE/IPP with answers from the presenters

Webinar and Resource Materials


  • Deborah Dixon, MA, CCC-SLP, ASHA's Director of School Services
  • Ellen Fagan, EdD, CCC-SLP, ASHA's Director of Continuing Education
  • Lemmietta McNeilly, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA's Chief Staff Officer for Speech-Language Pathology
  • Loretta Nunez, AuD, CCC-SLP/A, ASHA's Director of Academic Affairs and Research Education

Read the presenter bios and disclosures [PDF].

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