Aging in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities The literature recognizes the important role of the Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorders in children with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). However there is also a need to emphasize the importance of specialist SLP input across the lifespan of people with ID, and to ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2014
Aging in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities
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  • Tracy Lazenby-Paterson
    NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, England
  • Hannah Crawford
    Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, England
  • Disclosure: Financial: Tracy Lazenby-Paterson works at NHS Lothian. Hannah Crawford works at the Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
    Disclosure: Financial: Tracy Lazenby-Paterson works at NHS Lothian. Hannah Crawford works at the Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.×
  • Nonfinancial: Tracy Lazenby-Paterson has previously published in this subject area. Some of her works are referenced in the piece. Hannah Crawford has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Tracy Lazenby-Paterson has previously published in this subject area. Some of her works are referenced in the piece. Hannah Crawford has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Articles
Article   |   January 01, 2014
Aging in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2014, Vol. 19, 36-43. doi:10.1044/gero19.1.36
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2014, Vol. 19, 36-43. doi:10.1044/gero19.1.36

The literature recognizes the important role of the Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorders in children with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). However there is also a need to emphasize the importance of specialist SLP input across the lifespan of people with ID, and to recognize the specific, ongoing and changing communication and swallowing needs of adults with ID as they get older.

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