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  1. Pasadena Independent School District JoAnn Wiechmann, M.A. CCC/SLP Coordinator of Special Education Evaluation jwiechmann@pasadenaisd.org 713-740-0232 The World of Speech TherapyRegion 4 Summer Evaluation Institute, June 2010

  2. Educational Requirements • B.A./B.S. Communication Disorders • B.A./B.S. with crosswalk courses to get in Graduate program • M.A./M.S. Communication Disorders • 18 university programs in Texas • 30 Average # students allowed in program • 3 programs in Houston area (UH, Lamar, TWU)

  3. Educational Requirements • B.A./B.S. • M.A./M.S. Combination of courses and clinical experiences across settings

  4. Levels of Credentials • ASHA Certified • Level 4: M.A./M.S. CCC/SLP • CFY Intern • Level 3: M.A./M.S. Internship Year, Requires minimal supervision • TEA Certified • Level 2: Minimum B.A./B.S., TEA Teaching Certificate in Speech and Hearing Therapy • Licensed Assistant • Level 1: B.A./B.S., Requires supervision

  5. Professional Organizations of Speech Therapists • Agencies: • American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) • Texas Speech, Language and Hearing Association (TSHA) • TEA • Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (licensure)

  6. Employment Settings • Public School • Hospitals • Rehabilitation Centers • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) • Nursing Homes • Private Practice • Contracting Agencies • Universities

  7. Critical Shortage Area • Degree requirements • Employment Opportunities (medical and educational settings • Highly recruited

  8. Supervision Requirements • Texas Department of State Health Services http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/default.shtm • Clinical Fellowship Year (Intern) • SLP-Assistants

  9. SLP Service Comparison • Handout