It can be a daunting prospect for Speech Pathologists accustomed to working in the medical model to consider a transition to a community based social model of practice. Those that do make the leap, like Kate, often comment on how, as social model practitioners, they make a bigger impact and create lasting change for people living with a disability.
Kate Morris, Area Lead and Speech Pathologist at Everyday Independence, has particularly enjoyed working as part of an interdisciplinary team to improve quality of life outcomes for people.
Of the many benefits of working this way, she says “the person is able to achieve holistic and collaborative care from a cohesive team focussed on providing therapy and achieving positive outcomes.”
Working collaboratively to create positive change in our communities is what we do every day at Everyday Independence.
Learn more about how you can make a bigger impact as a social model therapist with Everyday Independence.