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Massachusetts 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

Education

Master's degree

Certification/Licensure

Providers who work 20 hours or more per week must be certified as an Early Intervention Specialist by:

  1. Submitting a portfolio that documents ability to master the Early Intervention Specialist competencies.
  2. Completing a Department of Public Health Approved higher education program.

Speech-Language Pathology

Education

Master's degree

Certification/Licensure

State licensure is issued by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Providers who work 20 hours or more per week must be certified as an Early Intervention Specialist by:

  1. Submitting a portfolio that documents ability to master the Early Intervention Specialist competencies.
  2. Completing a Department of Public Health Approved higher education program.

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow

Education

Master's degree

Agency Oversight

Massachusetts Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, Early Intervention System  

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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