Why Work with a Speech-Language Pathologist?
Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) are uniquely qualified to work in all areas of Communication. All have completed extensive study, research, and have advanced degrees, in human communication.
Requirements for becoming a Speech-Language
Pathologist (SLP) and maintaining licensure are:
A Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology is required. This is a program of study in communication sciences and disorders and is mandated by ASHA (American Speech, Language, Hearing Association). Course work includes linguistics, phonetics, anatomy, psychology, human development, hearing science, biology, physiology, swallowing, language and vocal differences and disorders, and semantics.
Speech-Language Pathologists are required by ASHA to obtain the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), which involves the completion of a Master’s Degree, a nine-month supervised Clinical Fellowship after receiving the Master’s Degree, and a passing score on a national examination.
In order to maintain licensure in New York State, and insure that professional skills and knowledge will always be up-to-date and maintained throughout her career, each SLP is required to take 30 credits in Continuing Education within each three year period.