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Texas 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 licensure is issued by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Training

Must complete required orientation, Making It Work, and self-assessment. Once these are complete, an Individualized Professional Development Plan is created by the supervisor.

Note: Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) service providers are not contracted or employed directly by the state but by agencies who contract with the state to provide EDI services. If, needed audiologists are subcontractors of the agencies and not of the lead agency (HHSC).  

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Education

Bachelor's degree

Certification/Licensure

State licensure is issued by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Training

Must complete required orientation, Making It Work, and self-assessment. Once these are complete, an Individualized Professional Development Plan is created by the supervisor.  

Agency Oversight

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

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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