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Connecticut Early Intervention Requirements for Practice

The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for developing requirements for the professions of audiology and/or speech-language pathology to work in the early intervention setting. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Education

Master’s degree

Certification/Licensure

State license is issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Prerequisite Training

Four-day service coordination training is required if the person will be acting as a service coordinator

Audiology Clinical Fellow

Licensure/Certification

Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) status permissive.

Additional Supervision Required

  • Must be supervised by a licensed audiologist as required under § 20-411 C.G.S. at least one hour of supervision per month. Participates as a member of the team that meets at least monthly to receive support as needed to address child and family outcomes. 
  • All notes must be countersigned by a licensed audiologist.

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow

Education

Master’s degree

Licensure/Certification

Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) status permissive.

Additional Supervision Required

  •  At least one hour per month of supervision. Participates as a member of a team that meets at least monthly to receive support as needed to address child and family outcomes. Under regular supervision by professionally licensed or certified SLP, personnel may function independently. 
  • All progress notes, evaluations and assessments must be countersigned by a supervisor who is a licensed SLP.

Agency Oversight

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, Birth to Three   

Resources

For further information regarding audiologists and speech-language pathologists working in the early intervention setting, please visit these websites:

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

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