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Interventions, Collaborative Relationships and Burnout: Special Educators, Speech and Occupational Therapists Perspectives of Speech Disorders

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DOI: 10.4236/psych.2018.94042    450 Downloads   824 Views Citations

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This research aims to investigate special educators’ and therapists’ perceptions for Speech Disorders. Coping with speech disorders, cooperative relationships and burnout is posed at the focal point of the research. The sample consisted of five speech therapists, five special educators, five occupational therapists and an interdisciplinary group. Qualitative analysis showed no significant diversification which poses at common treatment for Speech Disorders among specialists and highlights the significance of collaboration. Also, high levels of Professional Well-Being were recorded. The main drawback was related to failure of implementing frequent meetings due to lack of time. Finally, results are discussed in terms of organization and improvement of Special Education structures.

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Charitaki, G. , Koutsikou, V. , Spyridon, S. and Antoniou, A. (2018) Interventions, Collaborative Relationships and Burnout: Special Educators, Speech and Occupational Therapists Perspectives of Speech Disorders. Psychology, 9, 679-690. doi: 10.4236/psych.2018.94042.

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