Research Mentor(s)

Michael Fraas

Affiliated Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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50

Start Date

19-5-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

19-5-2016 3:00 PM

Keywords

Guatemalan Speech-Language Pathology, Guatemala, Speech-Language Pathology

Document Type

Event

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to gain insight into the educational background of Guatemalan Speech-Language Pathologists—or those who provide speech and language services. Guatemala has a scarcity of professional training and services surrounding the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Therefore, there is an unmet need for trained professionals to provide speech and language services. A survey was developed and distributed to professionals who provide speech and language services at Brillo de Sol, a school that provides individualized education and rehabilitation to students who would may not normally have the chance to receive an education. This project has been designed as a follow-up to address concerns expressed by the Executive Director of Brillo de Sol of instances when her fellow colleagues and herself lacked the professional knowledge to treat individuals with speech and language difficulties. The data collected from the survey will be used to develop and provide a continuing education workshop for Guatemalan Speech-Language Pathologists in Guatemala during the summer of 2016.

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English

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May 19th, 12:00 PM May 19th, 3:00 PM

Survey of Professional Education Background in Guatemalan Speech-Language Pathologists

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The purpose of this research is to gain insight into the educational background of Guatemalan Speech-Language Pathologists—or those who provide speech and language services. Guatemala has a scarcity of professional training and services surrounding the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Therefore, there is an unmet need for trained professionals to provide speech and language services. A survey was developed and distributed to professionals who provide speech and language services at Brillo de Sol, a school that provides individualized education and rehabilitation to students who would may not normally have the chance to receive an education. This project has been designed as a follow-up to address concerns expressed by the Executive Director of Brillo de Sol of instances when her fellow colleagues and herself lacked the professional knowledge to treat individuals with speech and language difficulties. The data collected from the survey will be used to develop and provide a continuing education workshop for Guatemalan Speech-Language Pathologists in Guatemala during the summer of 2016.

 

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