Inbox: Reporting Child Abuse I appreciated the article on child abuse ("Protecting theMost Vulnerable From Abuse," Nov. 20, 2012). SLPs and audiologists are required by law in most states to report suspected abuse. Note that communication professionals have a unique role in making sure children (as well as vulnerable adults) with significant communication disabilities ... Inbox
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Inbox: Reporting Child Abuse
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Inbox   |   February 01, 2013
Inbox: Reporting Child Abuse
The ASHA Leader, February 2013, Vol. 18, 3. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.18022013.3
The ASHA Leader, February 2013, Vol. 18, 3. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.18022013.3
I appreciated the article on child abuse ("Protecting theMost Vulnerable From Abuse," Nov. 20, 2012). SLPs and audiologists are required by law in most states to report suspected abuse. Note that communication professionals have a unique role in making sure children (as well as vulnerable adults) with significant communication disabilities are understood and listened to when they attempt to report. In the field of victim services, it is often said that "the best victim is the one who can't tell."
Amy S. Goldman
Philadelphia, Pa.
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