A Look Into a Cloudy Crystal Ball for Specialists in Neurogenic Language Disorders Service delivery for individuals with neurogenic language disorders will probably look very different within the next 10 years. We enter the next century with new sources of knowledge, and somewhat different populations to be served. Simultaneously, overdue reforms in health-care delivery will have serious, if not presently clear, consequences on ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   September 01, 1994
A Look Into a Cloudy Crystal Ball for Specialists in Neurogenic Language Disorders
 
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  • Audrey L. Holland
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Building #71 (Old BPA), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
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Language Disorders / Viewpoint: Speech-Language Pathology Moving Toward the 21st Century
Viewpoint   |   September 01, 1994
A Look Into a Cloudy Crystal Ball for Specialists in Neurogenic Language Disorders
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1994, Vol. 3, 34-36. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0303.34
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1994, Vol. 3, 34-36. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0303.34
Service delivery for individuals with neurogenic language disorders will probably look very different within the next 10 years. We enter the next century with new sources of knowledge, and somewhat different populations to be served. Simultaneously, overdue reforms in health-care delivery will have serious, if not presently clear, consequences on this aspect of the profession. This combination of changes is exciting, but also somewhat sobering. Among the most exciting aspects are the new information sources, an appropriate beginning for these remarks.
Some important changes in the scientific knowledge base will influence this specialty’s conceptualization of its work. Technological advances, ranging from functional magnetic resonance imaging to computerized augmentative and training devices also will be influential, and sophisticated adjunctive equipment and computerized cueing devices may very well become important in management.
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