Ok, I know I learned about these in grad school…but refresh my memory!
I REALLY wanted to write this post because I see the word
Skilled Intervention almost EVERY DAY at work.
I also tried doing a google search and it was not easy to find information.
What are they?
Skilled Service: Service that is sufficiently complex in nature to require the knowledge and training of a professional.
Skilled Intervention: Therapy Techniques
only the SLP can do it…not a teacher, not a parent, not the child…only YOU!!!
Why would you be providing services if you weren’t needed?
Why do we need ’em?
1. When writing POCs
2. When documenting services/obtaining payment for services
3. When conducting therapy
Examples of Skilled Interventions
Articulation/Phonological Techniques: Auditory discrimination Training, Cycles Approach, Minimal Pairs, Drill, Guided Practice
Autism Techniques: Visual Schedules, PECS, Discrete Trial, ABA techniques
Language Therapy Techniques: Chaining, Cloze procedures, Expansion, Mand-model approach
Pragmatics: Role Play, Scripting, Guided Rehearsal
Stuttering Techniques: Fluency Shaping/Modification, Negative Practice, DAF, Rate control
Voice Therapy Techniques: Chant talk, Vocal Hygiene, Yawn Sigh
Cueing Techniques: Tactile, Written Cues, Minimal-Moderate-Maximal cueing, Prompting Hierarchy
Therapy Methods: Structured Teaching, Cued Speech, Realia, Caregiver Education
HERE (scroll down, look for Skilled Intervention)
What this makes me think of?
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (EBP)!!!!!
ASHA has a
C ompendium of EBP.
This list is helpful when looking up research regarding specific techniques/methods of intervention.
Guidelines for use of therapy techniques are categorized into
Highly Recommended, Recommended with Provisos, or Not Recommended.
EBP briefs found
Continuing Education for EBP found