ASHA News: Practice Portal Adds New Topics With the addition of pages on autism, dementia and newborn infant hearing screening, the ASHA Practice Portal—a one-stop online resource for clinical decision-making—now includes resource pages on 15 professional issues and clinical topics. As topic pages are added, the ASHA policy documents associated with those topics—such as roles and responsibilities, ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   April 01, 2014
ASHA News: Practice Portal Adds New Topics
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ASHA News   |   April 01, 2014
ASHA News: Practice Portal Adds New Topics
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.19042014.63
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.19042014.63
With the addition of pages on autism, dementia and newborn infant hearing screening, the ASHA Practice Portal—a one-stop online resource for clinical decision-making—now includes resource pages on 15 professional issues and clinical topics.
As topic pages are added, the ASHA policy documents associated with those topics—such as roles and responsibilities, knowledge and skills, and guidelines—are rescinded and removed from the website.
The portal has pages for eight clinical topics: aphasia, autism, dementia, newborn infant hearing screening, pediatric dysphagia, permanent childhood hearing loss, social communication disorders and superior canal dehiscence. Each of those pages includes an overview of the clinical issues and information on incidence and prevalence, signs and symptoms, causes, clinicians’ roles and responsibilities, assessment, treatment, and resources, as well as a list of references.
Each clinical topic page also has links to evidence maps, online forums, related Special Interest Groups, related Web content and related products.
The portal has pages for seven professional issues topics: audiology assistants, bilingual service delivery, caseload/workload, cultural competence, speech-language pathology assistants, telepractice and unbundling hearing aid sales. Each of those pages includes an overview of the issue, key issues, resources, and references.
The portal is still in a developmental period, and members are encouraged to provide feedback. ASHA is also looking for volunteer subject matter experts, reviewers and beta testers for new topics. Interested members can contact portalinfo@asha.org.
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