Defining, Developing, and Maintaining Clinical Expertise Last year, I wrote about the need for a theory of clinical expertise in speech-language pathology (Kamhi, 1994). In the changing health care market, considerable energies are being expended now on ways to measure and document the efficacy of our treatment methods. Much has been written concerning the particular ... Research to Practice
Research to Practice  |   October 01, 1995
Defining, Developing, and Maintaining Clinical Expertise
 
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  • Alan G. Kamhi
    University of Memphis, TN
  • Contact author: Alan G. Kamhi, Memphis Speech and Hearing Center. 807 Jefferson Avenue. Memphis, TN 38105.
    Contact author: Alan G. Kamhi, Memphis Speech and Hearing Center. 807 Jefferson Avenue. Memphis, TN 38105.×
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Research to Practice   |   October 01, 1995
Defining, Developing, and Maintaining Clinical Expertise
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1995, Vol. 26, 353-356. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2604.353
History: Received January 23, 1995 , Accepted May 22, 1995
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1995, Vol. 26, 353-356. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2604.353
History: Received January 23, 1995; Accepted May 22, 1995
Last year, I wrote about the need for a theory of clinical expertise in speech-language pathology (Kamhi, 1994). In the changing health care market, considerable energies are being expended now on ways to measure and document the efficacy of our treatment methods. Much has been written concerning the particular knowledge, technical skills, interpersonal skills, and attitudes that contribute to clinical expertise (see, for example, Cornett & Chabon, 1988; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Speech-Language Pathology Skills Inventory [ASHA. 1994a ], and the rich body of supervision literature). There is relatively little information, however, concerning the actual impact some of these factors have on treatment outcomes. To address these gaps in our clinical research, I suggested that clinicians and clinician characteristics need to become the focus of our studies (Kamhi, 1994).
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