Journal article

Waiting list management in speech-language pathology: translating research to practice

Nicole McGill, Sharynne McLeod

Speech Language and Hearing | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Background: Many people with communication disorders wait for speech-language pathology services. Children may miss out on timely intervention and families may feel disempowered. Waiting list management poses a challenge for stakeholders, including children, parents, and speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Aim: This paper aims to inform SLPs’ waiting list management by presenting a care pathway and example framework for planning, evaluating, and implementing waiting list management strategies. Method: This paper draws on literature and a programme of research involving four studies: (1) submissions to an Australian Government Senate Inquiry (n = 133); (2) questionnaire responses about waiti..

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