My Pain Alert TM Communication Tool teaches appropriate functional responses to pain situations, and provides options to communicate those responses. We believe this book will especially help parents of very young children having pain issues. Gail used her 40+ years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist working in a variety of settings to shape it to be inclusive of people of all ages. She designed it for communication difficulties including: neurological, hearing, vision, and autism spectrum impairments.
It is not intended to be a comprehensive pain assessment. It is a learning tool for ordinary people, and a support tool for the medical professionals tasked to diagnose pain. Once the patient demonstrates understanding of the process, then other scales can be used with it. Use of realistic line drawings was intentional, to make this tool age neutral.
The My Pain Alert TM Scale requires training for effective use. That is the purpose of the My Pain Alert TM stories, with signing,
For Help with a communication problem go to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. At the bottom of the home page click on 'Find A Professional', then add your location;
or call 1 800 638 8225.