Positively and effectively responding to emotional reactions to speech-language issues/ treatment.
What is it about?
This tutorial explains common emotional and behavioral reactions people may have about their speech, or other communication difficulties, and explains how these reactions may interfere with gaining success in their treatment efforts. The article intends to help the speech professional, and even the client, identify these possibly harmful responses and it provides approaches to reducing damaging impacts to achieve a quicker and more successful resolution of any communication problem.
Why is it important?
ASHA, the national organization representing speech pathologists now requires the inclusion of client counseling for reducing the potential negative impact of clients’ emotional feelings and reactions to having a speech difficulty or to engaging in treatment for such issues. Research indicates a lack of training, skill, or comfort on the part of speech pathologists in recognizing and addressing these reactions that have been demonstrated to have a strong effect on treatment and on the daily life of the affected person. This article aims to provide a foundation for understanding and positively addressing such feelings and responses.
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