Degree: Master's degree in speech pathology or communication disorders. Education: Graduate from a college or university that includes at least 18 semester hours in the field of speech pathology by a regional accreditation organization and a speech pathology academic program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association (ASHA).
Certification: Maintain current certification of Clinical Competency in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from ASHA.
Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements as specified in the service-specific credentialing instruction.
Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a speech pathologist as required in the TO.
Develop coherent treatment strategies.
Incorporate new clinical procedures sufficient to perform clinical services independently.
Conduct patient assessments; provide treatment interventions and consultation to other health care professionals.
Use instrumentation (e.g., videofluoroscopy, nasendoscopy, stroboscopy, computer technology) to observe, collect data, and measure parameters of communication and swallowing, or other upper aero-digestive functions in accordance with the principles of evidence-based practice.
Provide prevention, screening, consultation, assessment and diagnostic, treatment, intervention, management, counseling, and follow-up services for disorders of speech and language, including comprehension and expression in oral, written, graphic, and manual modalities.