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Re: The same dream?

From: David Shapiro
Date: 10 Oct 2011
Time: 12:55:20 -0500
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Hi Ed, You are welcome; I am happy to reply. You are right that, as a clinician, I am in a unique position to influence/implement paradigms for service delivery that I believe are best for serving our clients and their families. I am engaged in just this type of work, both domestically and abroad. In fact, I am aware of numerous speech-language pathologists who are working from an interdisciplinary model as well. From my experience, it is quite common for professionals from diverse disciplines to share in the delivery of service, with appropriate supervision in place. As a rule (with very few exceptions), I have found that professionals from other disciplines are open to and respectful of what I do from the perspective of SLP. Of course, I am open to what they do in other fields and am willing to share and to shift perspective to consider alternative viewpoints. I would be glad to dialogue more specifically by email. You may want to take a look at my book that was recently released in revised form (Stuttering Intervention: A Collaborative Journey to Fluency Freedom, 2nd ed., 2011, In the book, I addressed what I do with people who stutter across the lifespan (preschool through senior adults), in addition to why I do what I do and the origin of those ideas. You will see that that trek took me back 4,000 years. You will also see my ideas related to interdisciplinary teaming. Thanks again for your insights and good luck. David Shapiro

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