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Ginnelly, Aeron; Greenwood, Nan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Patients with tracheostomy tubes are at risk of aspiration and swallowing problems (dysphagia), and because of their medical acuity, complications in this patient population can be severe. It is well recognized that swallow screening in stroke significantly reduces potential complications by allowing early identification and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Patients, Physical Disabilities
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Greenwood, Nan; Wright, Jannet A.; Bithell, Christine – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Communication disorders affect both sexes and people from all ethnic groups, but members of minority ethnic groups and males in the UK are underrepresented in the speech and language therapy profession. Research in the area of recruitment is limited, but a possible explanation is poor awareness and understanding of speech and language…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, College Students, Speech Therapy, Allied Health Personnel