Speech-language pathology and dental students participating in a recent interprofessional pilot project explored how their professions complement each other and how they can better care for patients with special needs.
Jessi O’Brien, a second-year Master of Speech-Language Pathology student, said she has already used strategies she learned during the pilot program.
“I am at a clinical placement right now and work with children with autism from ages 2 to 7. I see a lot of oral care challenges,” O’Brien said. “When I heard about this opportunity, it was definitely something I’ve seen in my clinical experience that needs to be acknowledged.”