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Tertiary Prevention: Tertiary prevention of communication disorders involves treatment
of identified disabilities:
A.Auditory/Balance Disorders (amplification and assistive listening devices, balance medication, vestibular rehabilitation)
B. Speech-Language Disorders (augmentative/alternative communication devices, curriculum modification)
C. Family/Caregiver Education Programs (helping family members/caregivers understand a disorder and treatment options; assisting with intervention; advocacy)
D. Patient Counseling (helping patient understand the disorder or disability and treatment options; advocacy for patient needs).
E. Cross-Disciplinary Consultation (collaborating with other disciplines to develop an integrated treatment approach.
Transition Point: The science of prevention gives credibility to our assertions that we are preventing…