Goal Setting in Speech-Language Pathology: A Guide to Clinical Reasoning

Taliancich-Klinger, Kennedy and Eaton
SKU: P928
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Casey Taliancich-Klinger, Angela J. Kennedy, Catherine Torrington Eaton

Details: 114 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-432-3

Publication Date: 8/12/2023

Goal Setting in Speech-Language Pathology: A Guide to Clinical Reasoning is the first textbook of its kind on evidence-based clinical decision-making for speech-language pathologists (SLPs). The goal of this text is to fill a pedagogical need for an efficient tool that teaches clinical reasoning to guide treatment planning. There are a number of existing resources in speech-language pathology that describe the how-to of writing goals, but not the clinical decision-making thought process behind the formulation of patient-centered goals. The text strives to address the knowledge gap in clinical learning environments across the scope of learners. Written for graduate-level students in clinical methods courses, it will also be an invaluable resource for novice SLP clinicians.

This functional, concise text for clinical coursework or practice explicitly defines the decision-making process used by experienced clinicians from referral to the creation of patient-centered goals. The contents include (1) the purpose for a decision-making framework grounded in both the science of learning and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) clinical competencies, (2) a description of data used in the clinical reasoning process, (3) presentation and discussion of the framework. 

Key Features

  • Concise and readily accessible, making it easy to integrate into a single-semester course that only spends a few weeks on clinical decision-making
  • Serves as a practical how-to guide that uses systematic instruction with hands-on, real-world practice opportunities to teach students and young clinicians the application of clinical concepts
  • Includes dynamic in-text case studies
  • Written by authors with a wealth of clinical experience to cover a multitude of populations and settings, including culturally and linguistically diverse individuals 

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

  • For instructors: PowerPoint slides
  • For students:  Video case studies and answer key for chapter 4.