This article describes a typical, yet fictionalized woman with Alzheimer’s disease during her first week at a nursing home. Readers are challenged to ask themselves in what areas of difficulty a speech-language pathologist may or may not be able to contribute to the success of this resident. The authors use the World Health Organization’sInternational Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health [International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health, 2001, Geneva, Switzerland] as the framework for assessments and the resident-centered interventions for this case study.
Journal of Communication Disorders
Brush, Jennifer A.; Threats, Travis T.; Calkins, Margaret P. (2003). Influences on Perceived Function of a Nursing Home Resident. Journal of Communication Disorders 36(5) 379-393. doi: 10.1016/S0021-9924(03)00049-2. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/caedpubs/3