As listed above, several studies that examined university clinics that provide services for patients with communication disorders
have provided valuable information about the demographic and clinical characteristics of these disorders.
Background: Statistical levels of awareness and knowledge of speech-language pathology and of communication disorders
are currently unknown among the public in the Middle East, including Jordan.
For the purpose of this article, discussion will focus on episodic grief resulting from an initial diagnosis of a communication disorder
in a child.
In situations where the SLP believes that intervention for a communication disorder
is being hindered by the presence of emotional or psychological problems, a referral for counseling is justified.
The process of diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring in our service for children with communication disorder
diagnostic hypothesis consisted of a periodic evaluation (every six months) by a paediatric neurologist and a clinical psychologist specialized in neurodevelopment, and weekly speech therapy sessions.
Journal of Childhood Communication Disorders
, 14, 165-176.
The differences between the two sets of guidelines might create some disquietude for SLPs who believe that a child's communication disorder
meets the IDEA criteria for dismissal even though he or she continues to display significant features of a disorder relative to the ASHA guidelines for dismissal.
org), which offers resources about identifying communication disorders
for parents and professionals alike.
Subjects for this study were 100 undergraduate students from five disciplines including 24 (24%) communication disorders
majors, 16 (16%) engineering majors, 27 (27%) education majors, 15 (15%) nursing majors, and 18 (18%) psychology majors.
a) Statistics compiled from fact sheets produced by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Assessment of Communication Disorders
in Children: Resources and Protocols, 3rd Edition (online access included)
Social and Communication Disorders
Following Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Edition