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SLP Assistants Content Development


Content for ASHA's Practice Portal pages is developed through a comprehensive process that includes multiple rounds of subject matter expert input and review. ASHA extends its gratitude to the following subject matter experts who were involved in the development of the SLP Assistants Practice Portal page:

  • Jean L. Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP
  • Victoria L. Chesterley, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Hilary A. Hardwick, MA/ME, CCC-SLP
  • Linda Wortman Lowe, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Rosemary Scott, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Kathy J. Wheat, PhD, CCC-SLP

In addition, ASHA thanks the members of the Task Force on Support Personnel and the Working Group on Supervision of Speech Language Assistants whose work was foundational to the development of this content.

Members of the Task Force on Support Personnel were Dennis J. Arnst, Kenneth D. Baker, Ann Olsen Bird, Sheila Bridges, Linda S. DeYoung, Katherine Formichella, Nena M. Germany, Gilbert C. Hanke, Ann M. Horton, DeAnne M. Owre, Sidney L. Ramsey, Cathy A. Rummels, Brenda Terrell, Gerry W. Werven, Denise West, Patricia A. Mercaitis (consultant), Lisa C. O’Connor (consultant), Frederick T. Spahr (coordinator), Diane R. Paul (associate coordinator) and Ann L. Carey (Executive Board liaison).

Members of the Working Group on Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants were Elizabeth McCrea (chair), Laura Billetdeaux, Judy Brasseur, Deborah Carlson, Leisha Eiten, Anita Halper, Wren Newman, Jeanne Mullins, Lisa O'Connor and Diane Paul-Brown (ex officio).  The monitoring vice president was Alex P. Johnson.

Citing Practice Portal Pages 

Recommended citation:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (n.d.). Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. (Practice Portal). Retrieved month, day, year, from

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