Current Concepts in Treatment Planning: Patient Centered and Evidence-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology Speech-language pathologists must develop meaningful, objective, and measurable treatment goals. Historically, clinicians developed treatment goals based largely on assessment data in accordance with an impairment-based medical model. Contemporary management focuses on a patient-centered plan of care that addresses activity and participation constructs as well as evidence-based practice, maximizing the appropriateness ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2012
Current Concepts in Treatment Planning: Patient Centered and Evidence-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
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  • Donna C. Tippett
    Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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Article   |   January 01, 2012
Current Concepts in Treatment Planning: Patient Centered and Evidence-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2012, Vol. 17, 27-33. doi:10.1044/gero17.1.27
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2012, Vol. 17, 27-33. doi:10.1044/gero17.1.27

Speech-language pathologists must develop meaningful, objective, and measurable treatment goals. Historically, clinicians developed treatment goals based largely on assessment data in accordance with an impairment-based medical model. Contemporary management focuses on a patient-centered plan of care that addresses activity and participation constructs as well as evidence-based practice, maximizing the appropriateness and meaningfulness of therapy. In this paper, I will review relevant literature and provide case examples to illustrate current treatment planning concepts.

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