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Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology

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Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology

Approved by the ASHA Legislative Council, November 2004

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) established the Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology to enhance the quality of professional services. These statements were developed as a guide for ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists and as an educational tool for other professionals, members of the general public, consumers, administrators, regulators, and third-party payers. The practice patterns apply across all settings in which the procedure is performed and are to be used with sensitivity to and knowledge of cultural and linguistic differences and the individual preferences and needs of clients/patients and their families. In publishing these statements, ASHA does not intend to exclude members of other professions or related fields from rendering services within their scope of practice for which they are competent by virtue of education and training.

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