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dc.contributor.advisorWegner, Jane
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-12T17:30:37Z
dc.date.available2019-05-12T17:30:37Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-31
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:15803
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/27868
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this exploratory research study was to describe communication disorders among the population of persons experiencing homelessness (PEH). PEH are at increased risk for a variety of health impairments that can result in communication disorders., There has been minimal research on the prevalence and impact of communication disorders among this population. This research study involved a survey completed by staff members at organizations serving individuals experiencing homelessness. The survey included questions about the characteristics of communication disorders among PEH and the impact of communication disorders on the social and occupational functioning of PEH. The results of the survey indicate that the vast majority of respondents worked with PEH with communication disorders and that respondents viewed communication disorders as a major barrier to the social and occupational functioning of PEH. Results of this research study indicate a need and an opportunity for collaboration between speech language pathologists and organizations that serve PEH.
dc.format.extent62 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectSpeech therapy
dc.subjectcommunication
dc.subjectdisorders
dc.subjecthomeless
dc.subjecthomelessness
dc.titleCommunication Disorders Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberMumy, Ana Paula
dc.contributor.cmtememberGatts, Julie
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineHearing and Speech
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
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dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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