The seventh question asked whether any of the respondents had used any instrumentation when treating r-problems. Examples (EPG, Ultrasound) where provided, however many respondents reckoned that tongue depressors counted as instrumentation, and that is the biggest group of items in the Other category below. (See also our post last week on how tongue depressors are unlikely to help in r-therapy.)
Of those people who reported using instrumentation the breakdown of types is given in this chart:
It is interesting to see that the Visipitch is noted here, as one finds it difficult to imagine how this would help in r-therapy.
Of course, we did not expect many working SLPs would have access to much instrumentation, but it is depressing to see just how few do. The following chart shows the usage pattern when we add in the ‘none’ category:
We’ll conclude our posts on the r-survey with an overall summary soon.