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SPPA chapter 13

Clinicians wh manage communication disorders

SLP term confusion -SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST -speech pathologist -speech therapist -Speech correctionalist -Speech clinician -Speech teacher-schools
SLP -An independent and professionally trained individual with recognized qualification in Speech-language pathology -can diagnose, prescribe treatment, implement therapy, monitor progress and counsel
Audiologist -An independent and qualified healthcare professional who specializes in the field of hearing and balance, particularily the non-medical aspects
National Organizations -promote quality care by advancing the profession through leadership, advocacy, education, awareness, research etc. -ASHA -American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
ASHA -American Speech-Hearing Association -regulates training and practice -Accredited programs -certification of Practitioners
Accreditation -A type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of a program are evaluated
Certification of Practitioners -certificate of Clinical Competence -CCC-SLP or CCC-A
AAA -American Academy of Audiology -certifies practitioners
Independent practitioner -activities do not need to be regulated by another profession -within scope of practice -full responsibility for actions -No malpractice
Professional Liability Insurance -Specialty coverage to protect a professional against financial losses from lawsuit. -limited to act of negligence
Professional Goal -reduce the severity of Communication Disorders -prevention by education: stroke, TBI, degenerative, brain malformations, language disorders
Clinician-researcher -to determine effectiveness of their evidence based treatment
Behavior Modifier -To reduce the severity of a communicative disorder by modifying and guiding the behavior of the patient.
Counselor -Affective/Emotional/Personal adjustment -family education -information source for patients -instructional/skill development
Educator/Marketer -to the public -to other professionals -regarding: nature, effects, prevention, evaluation, treatment, services offered.
Report Writer -about evaluation or treatment -other pros, family, 3rd party payers -accurate, well written
Team member Multidisciplinary -especially in hospitals
Lobbyist and Advocate -Lobbying or legislation that benefits individuals with disorders -Advocating for patients to bureaucracies that may deny treatment
Work Settings -School system(public/private) -specialty school (public/private) -acute care facilities (restore patient to stable level)
Education of SLP -at least a Masters degree -PhD-research degree -SpD-clinical doctorate
Education for Audiologist -AuD -clinical doctorate in Aud -4 yr program
MU curriculum -for BA-128 (52 core) -SLP UG hrs=38 -Grad hrs= min. 46
State Licensure -48 in SLP -department of regulation and licensing -usually after ASHA certification
State Public School Licensure -separate license -Granted by a state's education agency -requirements differ by state
Certification vs Licensure C:need for reimbursement and employment, pro recognition, penalty for code violations, determines who can be called a SLP, protect profession L:State based, mandatory in 48, requires renewal, determines who can practice as SLP, protect consumer
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