How Long To Treat A Multiple Outcome Approach Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 1991
How Long To Treat
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Thomas F. Campbell
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh
  • Barbara A. Bain
    Idaho State University, Pocatello
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Thomas F. Campbell, Department of Communication Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyren Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Article Information
Language Disorders / Clinical Forum: Treatment Efficacy
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 1991
How Long To Treat
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1991, Vol. 22, 271-276. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2204.271
History: Received July 7, 1990 , Accepted November 19, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1991, Vol. 22, 271-276. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2204.271
History: Received July 7, 1990; Accepted November 19, 1990

When should a child be discharged from language intervention? We address this issue by integrating the concept of multiple treatment outcomes into existing frameworks of treatment dismissal. Rosen and Proctor (1978) define three dimensions of treatment outcome: ultimate, intermediate, and instrumental. This article provides definitions of each of these and offers techniques for evaluating a child’s progress toward their attainment.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Thanks are extended to Marc Fey and Alan Kamhi for helpful comments on this manuscript. Special thanks are extended to Chris Dollaghan and Lesley Olswang for helping us determine the “ultimate” outcome of this paper.
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