Chronic Communicable Diseases and Risk Management in the Schools This paper provides information about four chronic communicable diseases. Both legal and professional considerations are discussed. Guidelines for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, particularly applicable to those who work in public and private schools, day care centers, and other institutional environments, are suggested. The goal of the paper is to increase ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1991
Chronic Communicable Diseases and Risk Management in the Schools
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Judith I. Kulpa
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Sarah W. Blackstone
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Christina C. Clarke
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Margaret M. Collignon
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Elizabeth B. Griffin
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Bradley F. Hutchins
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Lesley R. Jernigan
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Kathleen Eccard Mellott
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Paul R. Rao
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Carol M. Frattali, Ph.D.
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Charlena M. Seymour
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • This report represents the cumulative effort of the members of the ASHA Committee on Quality Assurance: Judith I. Kulpa, Chair; Sarah W. Blackstone; Christina C. Clarke; Margaret M. Collignon; Elizabeth B. Griffin; Bradley F. Hutchins; Lesley R. Jernigan; Kathleen Eccard Mellott; Paul R. Rao; Carol M. Frattali, Ex Officio; Charlena M. Seymour; Vice President for Quality of Service.
    This report represents the cumulative effort of the members of the ASHA Committee on Quality Assurance: Judith I. Kulpa, Chair; Sarah W. Blackstone; Christina C. Clarke; Margaret M. Collignon; Elizabeth B. Griffin; Bradley F. Hutchins; Lesley R. Jernigan; Kathleen Eccard Mellott; Paul R. Rao; Carol M. Frattali, Ex Officio; Charlena M. Seymour; Vice President for Quality of Service.×
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Carol M. Frattali, Ph.D., American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1991
Chronic Communicable Diseases and Risk Management in the Schools
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 345-352. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.345
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 345-352. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.345

This paper provides information about four chronic communicable diseases. Both legal and professional considerations are discussed. Guidelines for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, particularly applicable to those who work in public and private schools, day care centers, and other institutional environments, are suggested. The goal of the paper is to increase awareness and to encourage use of appropriate risk management procedures. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are encouraged to share this information with their administrators and colleagues. The role of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist in the schools includes protection of their clients, themselves, and coworkers.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The ASHA Committee on Quality Assurance would like to recognize the ASHA Committee on Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools (Monica L. Ferguson, Chair); the ASHA Executive Board; the other select peer reviewers who are ASHA members, and officials from the Centers for Disease Control who contributed to the content of this important document.
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