Mary's Case: An Illustration of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice for a Child With Severe Disabilities Purpose The principles of interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) are illustrated through the case of Mary, a child with severe disabilities. Method Mary's experiences from early childhood to young adulthood are highlighted by both optimal and less-than-ideal examples of clinical services and collaborative practice. The range of collaboration illustrates ... Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   May 17, 2017
Mary's Case: An Illustration of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice for a Child With Severe Disabilities
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Billy T. Ogletree
    Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • Nancy Brady
    The University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • Susan Bruce
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Evan Dean
    The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City
  • MaryAnn Romski
    Georgia State University, Atlanta
  • Lorraine Sylvester
    The University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • David Westling
    Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Billy T. Ogletree: ogletree@wcu.edu
  • Editor: Krista Wilkinson
    Editor: Krista Wilkinson×
  • Associate Editor: Lee McLean
    Associate Editor: Lee McLean×
Article Information
School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Clinical Forum: Interprofessional Collaborative Practices in Service Delivery for Individuals With Severe Disabilities
Clinical Focus   |   May 17, 2017
Mary's Case: An Illustration of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice for a Child With Severe Disabilities
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2017, Vol. 26, 217-226. doi:10.1044/2017_AJSLP-15-0065
History: Received May 28, 2015 , Revised November 13, 2015 , Accepted March 15, 2016
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2017, Vol. 26, 217-226. doi:10.1044/2017_AJSLP-15-0065
History: Received May 28, 2015; Revised November 13, 2015; Accepted March 15, 2016

Purpose The principles of interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) are illustrated through the case of Mary, a child with severe disabilities.

Method Mary's experiences from early childhood to young adulthood are highlighted by both optimal and less-than-ideal examples of clinical services and collaborative practice. The range of collaboration illustrates potential variations in service delivery. Thematic comments and resources are provided by professionals experienced with and committed to IPCP who represent the following four disciplines: occupational therapy, physical therapy, special education, and speech-language pathology.

Conclusions Although potentially challenging, IPCP is a dynamic practice methodology appropriate for speech-language pathologists and others serving persons with severe disabilities.

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