Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (77 p.)
Deglutition disorders, Speech therapists -- Training of, Speech therapists -- Oregon
The purpose of this study was to determine the amount, type, and content of training acquired by SLPs presently working in dysphagia management, as well as their level of involvement. A questionnaire was sent to 97 Oregon SLPs. Of these, 77 (80%) responded, and 52 met criteria. The resulting data indicated that SLPs involved with dysphagia work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and private practice. Seventy-two percent of the subjects have been involved with dysphagia management for less than 10 years; 79% treated between 1 and 10 patients for dysphagia the month prior to filling out the questionnaire; and 81% have provided other staff in their settings with in-service on dysphagia.
Gaynor, Christine Marie, "The preparation and involvement of Oregon speech-language pathologists in dysphagia" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3976.