Event Title

The Need for Pre-Injury Assessment

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

18-4-2017 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: This study aims to examine the variability of need in different communication modalities at the college level. This research will be important as a means of ensuring insurance funding of needed speech-language pathology services, as well as providing clinicians with a pre-injury baseline. SUBJECTS: 100 full time college students participated in this study. METHODS: Surveys were administered to full time college students to assess their communication needs. The participants quantified and prioritized their daily communication within a closed set. ANALYSES: Two bar graphs and five pie graphs compare and contrasts results from the surveys. RESULTS: Results from homogenous group showed great variation, even the most homogenous results showed no trend among age groups, and the majority of participants identified that they have a minimum functional level of several communication modalities that is less than their current functional level. CONCLUSSIONS: Results show a need for such a product. Clinicians can use the results from a client's assessment form as a measure for how and what to implement within intervention so that previous and relevant skills call be rehabilitated. Additionally, insurance companies are able to identify relevant need on an individualized basis.

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Apr 18th, 3:30 PM

The Need for Pre-Injury Assessment

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

PURPOSE: This study aims to examine the variability of need in different communication modalities at the college level. This research will be important as a means of ensuring insurance funding of needed speech-language pathology services, as well as providing clinicians with a pre-injury baseline. SUBJECTS: 100 full time college students participated in this study. METHODS: Surveys were administered to full time college students to assess their communication needs. The participants quantified and prioritized their daily communication within a closed set. ANALYSES: Two bar graphs and five pie graphs compare and contrasts results from the surveys. RESULTS: Results from homogenous group showed great variation, even the most homogenous results showed no trend among age groups, and the majority of participants identified that they have a minimum functional level of several communication modalities that is less than their current functional level. CONCLUSSIONS: Results show a need for such a product. Clinicians can use the results from a client's assessment form as a measure for how and what to implement within intervention so that previous and relevant skills call be rehabilitated. Additionally, insurance companies are able to identify relevant need on an individualized basis.