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Being a Speech and Language Therapist: Between Support and Oppression

  • Anat Greenstein
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Abstract

  • Speech and language therapy can support disabled children and their families in developing better communication.

  • Sometimes the process of diagnosis focuses on deficits and difficulties and may lead to people feeling disempowered.

  • Speech and language therapy sometimes focuses on getting disabled children to satisfy developmental norms instead of looking at what the children themselves want to achieve.

  • This chapter explores why these things happen and how therapy can be made more supportive and less oppressive.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anat Greenstein
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  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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