American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

State Action Toolkit

For Use by Qualified Personnel for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Services

The following ASHA resources are provided for professionals seeking to address the issue of using qualified personnel to provide audiology and speech-language pathology services in educational and health care settings. These resources provide an overview of the issue, include data to frame the issue, list information for a first-step, common-sense approach to tackling the use of qualified personnel, and suggest additional tools and advocacy pointers for resolving the problem. ASHA resources on qualified personnel for federal programs and guidelines regarding support personnel are included.

I. Introduction/Overview

II. Building the Case

III. Mitigating the Shortages: Recruitment/Retention

IV. Advocacy & Tools for Success

V. Related Information & Resources

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