A Study of Clients' Perceptions of Therapeutic Effectiveness A factor-analytic investigation was conducted to determine how adult communication-disordered clients perceive variables that speech-language pathologists feel are important to effective management. One hundred sixty-two subjects representing a relatively balanced distribution of sex, age, and disorder group responded to the study from private, hospital, and university speech clinics. The results ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1978
A Study of Clients' Perceptions of Therapeutic Effectiveness
 
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Articles   |   February 01, 1978
A Study of Clients' Perceptions of Therapeutic Effectiveness
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1978, Vol. 43, 21-33. doi:10.1044/jshd.4301.21
History: Received January 25, 1977 , Accepted April 28, 1977
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1978, Vol. 43, 21-33. doi:10.1044/jshd.4301.21
History: Received January 25, 1977; Accepted April 28, 1977

A factor-analytic investigation was conducted to determine how adult communication-disordered clients perceive variables that speech-language pathologists feel are important to effective management. One hundred sixty-two subjects representing a relatively balanced distribution of sex, age, and disorder group responded to the study from private, hospital, and university speech clinics. The results indicated that clinician demographic characteristics contribute least to clients' perceptions of therapeutic effectiveness while technical and interpersonal skills are the more essential ingredients of clinical management. Similarities between clients', clinicians', and supervisors' perceptions are considered and implications are discussed.

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