Speech and Language Services in South Korea for Individuals with Neurogenic Communication Disorders There is a growing need for speech and language pathology services in South Korea, especially for persons with neurogenic communication disorders, given that the population of elderly adults increases rapidly. This article provides information on (a) prevalence and incidence of neurogenic communication disorders, (b) speech and language service delivery system, ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2014
Speech and Language Services in South Korea for Individuals with Neurogenic Communication Disorders
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  • Jee Eun Sung
    Department of Communication Disorders, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
  • Hyanghee Kim
    Graduate Program in Speech and Language Pathology, Department and Research Institution of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • Financial Disclosure: Jee Eun Sung is an Assistant Professor at Ewha Womans University. Hyanghee Kim is a Professor at Yonsei University College of Medicine.
    Financial Disclosure: Jee Eun Sung is an Assistant Professor at Ewha Womans University. Hyanghee Kim is a Professor at Yonsei University College of Medicine.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Jee Eun Sung has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. Hyanghee Kim has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   May 01, 2014
Speech and Language Services in South Korea for Individuals with Neurogenic Communication Disorders
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2014, Vol. 4, 20-29. doi:10.1044/gics4.1.20
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2014, Vol. 4, 20-29. doi:10.1044/gics4.1.20

There is a growing need for speech and language pathology services in South Korea, especially for persons with neurogenic communication disorders, given that the population of elderly adults increases rapidly. This article provides information on (a) prevalence and incidence of neurogenic communication disorders, (b) speech and language service delivery system, and (c) demographics of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and obtaining competency in neurogenic communication disorders in South Korea. The importance of international collaborations is discussed to better understand culturally and linguistically diverse populations with neurogenic communication disorders.

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