Speech-Language Pathologists and Primary Prevention From Ideas to Action Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1983
Speech-Language Pathologists and Primary Prevention
 
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  • Pauline T. Flynn is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Audiology and Speech Sciences program at Indiana Univeraity-Purdue University, 2101 Coliseum Boulevard East, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
    Pauline T. Flynn is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Audiology and Speech Sciences program at Indiana Univeraity-Purdue University, 2101 Coliseum Boulevard East, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1983
Speech-Language Pathologists and Primary Prevention
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1983, Vol. 14, 99-104. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1402.99
History: Received October 30, 1981 , Accepted December 17, 1981
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1983, Vol. 14, 99-104. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1402.99
History: Received October 30, 1981; Accepted December 17, 1981

Speech-language pathologists have significant roles to perform both as initiators and as consultants for programs whose major impact is the prevention of communication disorders. The preventive approach—a positive approach—allows more lives to be lived fully without disability. Prevention thereby also increases the availability of clinical effort in behalf of those children with communication needs. Several aspects of potentially positive action along with specific suggestions for in-school prevention activity are discussed. The concern and creativeness of each speech-language pathologist affords limitless extension of these ideas.

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