Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association Presentation to the Board of Teaching August 2, 2013. Temporary Limited Licenses for Speech-Language Pathology Vacancies in the Schools. SCOPE of PRACTICE: WHAT DO SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS (SLPs) DO?. Clinical Service Populations.
Presentation to the Board of Teaching
August 2, 2013
Temporary Limited Licenses for Speech-Language Pathology Vacancies in the Schools
(From American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2007). Scope of practice in speech-language pathology [Scope of Practice]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.)
qualifications for related services personnel and paraprofessionals [must be] consistent with any State-approved or State-recognized certification, licensing, registration, or other comparable requirements that apply to the professional discipline in which those personnel are providing special education or related services; and … related services personnel who deliver services in their discipline or profession…[must not] have not had certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis; and [must] allow paraprofessionals and assistants who are appropriately trained and supervised, in accordance with State law, regulation, or written policy, in meeting the requirements of this part to be used to assist in the provision of special education and related services under this part to children with disabilities.
1. Minnesota’s five universities with SLP graduate programs are accepting more graduate students.
2. Alexandria Tech is developing an associate degree program for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
3. A dozen or so universities around the country are offering online coursework to individuals pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.
4. According to the U.S. Department of Education, individuals filling speech-language pathology vacancies may be eligible for student loan deferment or forgiveness.
5. Telepractice has been used by rural school districts to allow licensed and certified SLPs to provide speech-language therapy to eligible students.