This video explores the concept of Interprofessional Practice (IPP) as it relates to providing services to students with literacy problems and dyslexia.

Interprofessional Practice occurs when multiple service providers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive services by working with individuals and their families, caregivers, and communities—to deliver the highest quality of care across healthcare and educational settings.

A group of seven speech language pathologists, including DyslexiaHelp’s Dr. Joanne Pierson, answer a variety of questions on the topic including:

  • How are literacy problems defined and how does dyslexia relate to literacy problems?
  • How does Interprofessional Practice pertain to literacy problems and dyslexia for the SLP?
  • What might IPP in literacy and dyslexia look like?
  • Who might be on the IPP team?
  • What is the impact or outcome of IPP?

The video was produced by the California, Michigan, and South Carolina chapters of the Speech Language Hearing Association, with funding provided by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Professionals featured in order of appearance include Robert Pieretti, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL; Joanne Marttila Pierson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Freda Wilson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Kenn Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Jessica R. Berry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; and Katie Squires, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL.

For more IPP information and resources, visit the ASHA website