Dimensions of multiskilling: Considerations for educational audiology
Journal/Book: Lang Speech Hearing Serv Sch. 1999; 30: 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-3279, USA. Amer Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc. 4-10.
Abstract: Educational audiologists often must delegate certain tasks to other educational personnel who function as support personnel and need training in order to perform assigned tasks. Support personnel are people who, alter appropriate training, perform tasks that are prescribed, directed, and supervised by a professional such as a certified and licensed audiologist. The training of support personnel to perform tasks that are typically performed by those in other disciplines is called multiskilling. This article discusses multiskilling and the use of support personnel in educational audiology in reference io the following principles: guidelines, models of multiskilling, components oi successful multiskilling, and ''dos and don'ts'' for multiskilling. These principles are illustrated through the use of multiskilling in the establishment of a hearing aid monitoring program. Successful multiskilling and the use of support personnel by educational audiologists can improve service delivery to school-age children with hearing loss.
Note: Article Johnson CE, Auburn Univ, Dept Commun Disorders, Haley Ctr 1199, Auburn,AL 36849 USA
Keyword(s): educational audiology; multiskilling; support personnel