American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Delaware Support Personnel Requirements

The following information includes speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel requirements in educational and other practice settings. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that regulations and policy may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Speech-Language Pathology

School Setting Requirements

No additional requirements.

Statutory and Regulatory Requirements

Registration not required; must have a high school diploma or its equivalent; "direct supervision" is required and requires the presence of the supervising SLP at all times where an aide is assisting with testing and/or treatment.

Audiology

School Setting Requirements

No additional requirements.

Statutory and Regulatory Requirements

The supervising Delaware licensed audiologist must register the aide with the Board of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers, the aide must be certified by the Council of Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservationists or its equivalent with documentation; an aid assists a licensed audiologist in professional activities with direct supervision by the audiologist. Direct supervision requires the presence of the supervising audiologist on the premises.

Resources

For further information on laws and regulations for speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel in educational and other practice settings, please visit these websites:

Laws for Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Aides

Regulations for Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Aides

To see where your state stands on support personnel licensure trends, please view the trends charts which are updated annually:

Support Personnel in Schools Settings [PDF]

Support Personnel Excluding Schools Settings [PDF]

Questions regarding state policy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.

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