Additional Resources and Contacts


These resources can provide you with additional information you may find helpful as you work towards adding speech, language, and hearing benefits to your policy.

Scopes of Practice

ASHA developed the Scopes of Practice to provide a list of professional activities that define the range of services offered by certified audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Ethical practice requires that the professional work within his or her respective scope.

Preferred Practice Patterns

ASHA developed the Preferred Practice Patterns to provide guidelines that define universally applicable characteristics of activities directed toward individual patients/clients, and that address structural requisites of the practice, processes to be carried out, and intended outcomes.

Certification and Licensure

The following pieces of information provide detailed descriptions of the certification, licensing requirements, and ethical requirements of audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

Other Resources

Speech, Language, and Hearing Services for Children: A Smart Investment [PDF]
This brochure is designed to provide information to employers and benefit managers regarding the importance of coverage of speech, language, and hearing services for children.

A Checklist for Consumers
A Checklist is available for consumers to help them in approaching employers about obtaining or improving coverage of speech, language, and hearing benefits. It encourages the employee to talk about how treatment for a communication disorder can enhance employee morale and productivity.


E-mail ASHA's Health Care Economics & Advocacy Team at if you need assistance as you work towards adding speech, language, and hearing benefits to your policy.

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