Murray State Theses and Dissertations


Speech-language pathology is part of a broader discipline of allied-health professions including occupational therapy and physical therapy. The professionals in these disciplines work alongside doctors and nurses to provide rehabilitative care for people with congenital or acquired disabilities across the lifespan. The organization and application of the field of speech language pathology is in various stages of development in countries around the world. The current dissertation seeks to understand the state of speech-language pathology in the Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) of Guatemala and suggest a specific plan for the creation of a new graduate program for this discipline.

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Author's Keywords

speech-language pathology, communication disorders, rehabilitation, Guatemala, professional education

Dissertation Committee Chair

Teresa Clark

Committee Member

Tanya Romero-Gonzalez

Committee Member

Susana Bloomdahl

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