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Self-Identify as a Bilingual Service Provider (BSP)

Bilingual Service Providers (BSPs) like you are in increasing demand. Take a moment to self-identify and broaden your professional reach—making a lasting difference in the lives of your clients and your community.

Self-Identify Today!

US Residents Who Spoke a Non-English Language at Home

* Source: US Census Bureau: "Language Use in the United States: 2011, Population Older Than 5 Years Old."

Benefits of Being a BSP

  • Increased marketability with a distinct competitive advantage
  • Access to a broader set of clients/patients
  • Potential for increased earning
  • A listing in ASHA's ProFind referral service (ASHA’s directory of over 15,000 ASHA-Certified Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists who are accepting referrals)

Benefits To Your Clients

By self-identifying as a BSP, you can let the public know that you are uniquely qualified to help underserved communities:

  • You are put in a stronger position to serve as a community resource
  • You increase the likelihood that clients will receive services they might not otherwise access
  • You provide a meaningful extra layer of care by communicating in clients' native languages

Bonus Resources for BSPs

Once you've self-identified, check out the resources beneficial to BSPs that ASHA offers:

Podcast: ASHA Bilingual Members, It’s Time To Self-Identify
Language diversity in the United States is increasing rapidly. So, too, is the need for the services of bilingual communication professionals. ASHA encourages its bilingual members to self-identify as offering these services. This podcast covers details on how to do so and resources available to bilingual members.

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