Coordinator's Column As of April 30, 2007, Division 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders numbered 595 affiliates, the largest ever in the history of the Division. We 595 come together at a time that is significant for our profession, our students, and for the clients we serve. Those who serve in ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   July 01, 2007
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SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2007, Vol. 17, 1-3. doi:10.1044/ssod17.1.1
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2007, Vol. 17, 1-3. doi:10.1044/ssod17.1.1
As of April 30, 2007, Division 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders numbered 595 affiliates, the largest ever in the history of the Division. We 595 come together at a time that is significant for our profession, our students, and for the clients we serve.
Those who serve in medical settings are increasingly concerned about challenges to our scope of practice with regard to endoscopic assessment and with the intricacies and limitations of diagnostic and procedural codes used to justify and to bill for services.
Those who serve clients with cleft palate and craniofacial disorders have been aware of the increasing dearth of well trained, well reasoning community clinicians providing appropriate treatment in that area. Long discredited bandwagon therapies have become pervasive, and parents are frustrated by their children’s services and progress.
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