Gail J Richard

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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Publications (3)2.63 Total impact

  • Gail J Richard
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this prologue is to provide a historical perspective regarding the controversial issues surrounding auditory processing disorder (APD), as well as a summary of the current issues and perspectives that will be discussed in the articles in this forum. An evidence-based systematic review was conducted to examine treatment efficacy data in regard to APD, with inconclusive results. The review raised several issues and highlighted the differences in how various professionals approach APD. Consequently, experts who were members of an ad hoc American Speech-Language-Hearing Association committee charged with delineating the role of the speech-language pathologist in addressing APD attempted to describe in more detail their individual author perspectives on the topic. Despite concerted efforts by researchers and clinical professionals, minimal concrete evidence is available to guide practicing professionals responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of APD. The role of the speech-language pathologist in diagnosing and treating APD remains under discussion, with varying perspectives advocated by individuals based on their research and clinical experience.
    Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools 07/2011; 42(3):241-5. · 1.32 Impact Factor
  • Gail J Richard
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    ABSTRACT: A summary of issues regarding auditory processing disorder (APD) is presented, including some of the remaining questions and challenges raised by the articles included in the clinical forum. Evolution of APD as a diagnostic entity within audiology and speech-language pathology is reviewed. A summary of treatment efficacy results and issues is provided, as well as the continuing dilemma for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) charged with providing treatment for referred APD clients. The role of the SLP in diagnosing and treating APD remains under discussion, despite lack of efficacy data supporting auditory intervention and questions regarding the clinical relevance and validity of APD.
    Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools 07/2011; 42(3):297-302. · 1.32 Impact Factor
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    Ashley Eichorst, Gail Richard, Ph D Ccc-Slp

Publication Stats

2.63 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2011
    • Eastern Illinois University
      Charleston, South Carolina, United States