Official Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Relevant Paper

Legislative Council

WHEREAS, language is the major means of human communication, and

WHEREAS, disorders of language constitute a significant communication handicap, and

WHEREAS, speech-language pathologists are responsible for the diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, and remediation of language disorders, and

WHEREAS, this should be immediately and prominently discernible to other specialists and the general public, therefore

LC 10-76 RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association endorses the official title speech-language pathologist (SLP) for those qualified individuals who diagnose, prognose, prescribe for and/or remediate speech and/or language disorders.

(Executive Board)

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[*] November 1976

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