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New Position Statement; Role of the SLT in Assessing Capacity and Facilitating Understanding to Support Decision Making for Adults with Communication Disabilities

Posted by | Administration Officer | Date: 10 May 2017 | 13:07pm

IASLT has today published a Position Statement on The Role of The Speech and Language Therapist in Assessing Capacity and Facilitating Understanding to Support Decision Making for  Adults with Communication Disabilities.

It is the position of IASLT that SLT’s are uniquely qualified to assess and support a person with communication difficulties to understand and then communicate that derstanding for the purposes of establishing their capacity for decision making. It is also the IASLT’s position that SLTs have a role in capacity assessment of adults with known or suspected communication disorders.  The position statement can be access on the homepage of the IASLT website and we hope this it will serve to support IASLT members as the Assisted Decision Making Act is implemented.

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