Legal, Ethical, and Financial Aspects of Providing Services to Children With Swallowing Disorders in the Public Schools The public schools must follow laws that deal with services for children who meet the legal requirements for having a disability. Children who have swallowing disorders that require the services of a speech-language pathologist typically meet the definition of a child with a disability. This article addresses the importance of ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   January 01, 2000
Legal, Ethical, and Financial Aspects of Providing Services to Children With Swallowing Disorders in the Public Schools
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Thomas J. O'Toole
    JCT, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: jct@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Clinical Forum: Identification and Management of Dysphagia
Clinical Forum   |   January 01, 2000
Legal, Ethical, and Financial Aspects of Providing Services to Children With Swallowing Disorders in the Public Schools
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2000, Vol. 31, 56-61. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3101.56
History: Received February 9, 1999 , Accepted September 27, 1999
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2000, Vol. 31, 56-61. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3101.56
History: Received February 9, 1999; Accepted September 27, 1999

The public schools must follow laws that deal with services for children who meet the legal requirements for having a disability. Children who have swallowing disorders that require the services of a speech-language pathologist typically meet the definition of a child with a disability. This article addresses the importance of the speech-language pathologist being aware of legal requirements for the provision of services as well as liability, ethical, and risk management issues related to the provision of such services. Financial considerations relating to service provision are also described.

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