Counseling and the Field of Communication Disorders Counseling, as defined by most speech pathologists and audiolo-gists, involves information exchange. Essentially the field has followed a medical model in which the case history is taken, the identified patient is tested, and the family (which is usually isolated from testing) is informed of the results. Several studies have ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 1997
Counseling and the Field of Communication Disorders
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  • David Luterman
    Emerson College, Boston, MA
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Article   |   November 01, 1997
Counseling and the Field of Communication Disorders
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, November 1997, Vol. 7, 2-3. doi:10.1044/hhdc7.3.2-a
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, November 1997, Vol. 7, 2-3. doi:10.1044/hhdc7.3.2-a
Counseling, as defined by most speech pathologists and audiolo-gists, involves information exchange. Essentially the field has followed a medical model in which the case history is taken, the identified patient is tested, and the family (which is usually isolated from testing) is informed of the results.
Several studies have been done that demonstrate that this is a poor model.
Later, when patients and their families are tested on the material that is presented, they are found to retain very little information. When our emotions are high, as they are when we undergo testing, cognitively we retain very little.
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