A Word from the Division Coordinator Welcome to Volume 2, Issue 2. Our current membership stands at 763. That is quite a leap from 1996, when we had fewer than 100 members. On behalf of the Steering Committee, I want to thank everyone who joined us for year two. Thanks also to everyone who took the ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   October 01, 1997
A Word from the Division Coordinator
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Older Adults & Aging / Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   October 01, 1997
A Word from the Division Coordinator
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, October 1997, Vol. 2, 1-3. doi:10.1044/gero2.2.1
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, October 1997, Vol. 2, 1-3. doi:10.1044/gero2.2.1
Welcome to Volume 2, Issue 2. Our current membership stands at 763. That is quite a leap from 1996, when we had fewer than 100 members. On behalf of the Steering Committee, I want to thank everyone who joined us for year two. Thanks also to everyone who took the time to respond to the questionnaire we sent out with our last newsletter. We asked you to list your concerns and questions as well as provide any suggestions you might have regarding the division. Your concerns included
  • problems in obtaining physician orders for persons with cognitive (dementia) problems;

  • universities that teach that patients with dementia “…cannot benefit from SLP [speech-language pathology] treatment”;

  • the lack of personnel trained in aging to deal with older populations;

  • the lack of information regarding where to “look” or receive training; and

  • the poor image of the speech-language pathologist held by some physicians in subacute and long-term care settings.

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