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RCSLT Clinical Guidelines

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The aim of these guidelines is to provide clinicians, managers and service users with statements regarding the clinical management of specific disorders or conditions and in some instances, particular populations. The guidelines assist in the clinical decision-making process by providing information on what is considered to be the minimum best practice. Each guideline contains recommendations that are explicit statements providing specific clinical guidance on the assessment and management of each area. Each recommendation is supported by evidence from the literature or is based upon the consensus of clinical experts. Sections include: Pre-School children with communication, language speech needs School-aged children with speech, language communication difficulties Autistic spectrum disorders Cleft palate and velopharyngeal abnormalities Clinical voice disorders Deafness/hearing loss Disorders of fluency Disorders of feeding, eating, drinking swallowing (dysphagia) Disorders of mental health dementia Dysarthria Aphasia Head neck cancer A Position Statement on working with Adults with Learning Disabilities is included in place of a guideline. Every practising speech language therapist needs to have access to these guidelines, and they will also be of value to health, social and educational professionals that may become involved with individuals who have a communication or swallowing disorder.

Contents: Introduction Methodology Appraisal of the evidence Consultation with service users Clinical guidelines Appendices Reviews: “The new format is easy to use. Clinicians, managers and service users will find this resource invaluable when managing speech, language and communication difficulties or disorders.” Speech Language Therapy in Practice “The book is an essential reference for speech and language therapists…designed to be a practical document which clinicians will repeatedly refer to in developing management plans.” British Journal of Special Education NASAN

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The aim of these guidelines is to provide clinicians, managers and service users with statements regarding the clinical management of specific disorders or conditions and in some instances, particular populations. The guidelines assist in the clinical decision-making process by providing information on what is considered to be the minimum best practice. Each guideline contains recommendations that are explicit statements providing specific clinical guidance on the assessment and management of each area. Each recommendation is supported by evidence from the literature or is based upon the consensus of clinical experts. Sections include: Pre-School children with communication, language speech needs School-aged children with speech, language communication difficulties Autistic spectrum disorders Cleft palate and velopharyngeal abnormalities Clinical voice disorders Deafness/hearing loss Disorders of fluency Disorders of feeding, eating, drinking swallowing (dysphagia) Disorders of mental health dementia Dysarthria Aphasia Head neck cancer A Position Statement on working with Adults with Learning Disabilities is included in place of a guideline. Every practising speech language therapist needs to have access to these guidelines, and they will also be of value to health, social and educational professionals that may become involved with individuals who have a communication or swallowing disorder.

Contents: Introduction Methodology Appraisal of the evidence Consultation with service users Clinical guidelines Appendices Reviews: “The new format is easy to use. Clinicians, managers and service users will find this resource invaluable when managing speech, language and communication difficulties or disorders.” Speech Language Therapy in Practice “The book is an essential reference for speech and language therapists…designed to be a practical document which clinicians will repeatedly refer to in developing management plans.” British Journal of Special Education NASAN