Resolving Relationship Problems in Communication Disorders Treatment A Systems Approach Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1992
Resolving Relationship Problems in Communication Disorders Treatment
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Judith R. Stone, PhD
    Contact author: Judith R. Stone, PhD, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, JG-15, University of Washington, 1417 NE 42nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98195.
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Language Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   October 01, 1992
Resolving Relationship Problems in Communication Disorders Treatment
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1992, Vol. 23, 300-307. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2304.300
History: Received April 8, 1991 , Accepted January 30, 1992
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1992, Vol. 23, 300-307. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2304.300
History: Received April 8, 1991; Accepted January 30, 1992

A good working relationship is critical to successful treatment in communication disorders and other helping professions. Professionals need to be able to examine and modify problematic relationships so that services will be beneficial to clients. In this article, systems concepts from general systems theory and family therapy literature are presented as analytical tools to help professionals understand and change interactions with clients. Two case examples that illustrate relationship problems are presented. The relationships are analyzed from a systems perspective, and the approaches taken to their resolution are described.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
This paper was supported in part by a grant from the Department of Education (Training Personnel for the Education of the Handicapped, H029B90013). The author thanks Alan Kamhi and an anonymous reviewer for critical reviews of this manuscript.
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