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Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists With Respect to Reading and Writing in Children and Adolescents

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Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists With Respect to Reading and Writing in Children and Adolescents

By: ASHA Ad Hoc Committee on Reading and Written Language Disorders

This article is provided in Three parts:
  1. Technical Report
  2. ASHA Position Statement
  3. ASHA Guidlines

The report and Position Statment were drafted by an ad hoc committee formed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Reading and Written Language Disorders were Nickola Wolf Nelson (chair), Hugh Catts, Barbara J. Ehren, Froma P. Roth, Cheryl M. Scott, and Maureen Staskowski. Vice Presidents for Professional Practices in Speech-Language Pathology Nancy Creaghead (1997–1999) and Alex Johnson (2000–2002) provided guidance and support. Roseanne P. Clausen provided ex officio assistance from the National Office; Diane Paul-Brown and Susan Karr served as consultants to the committee.

See the full Technical Report HERE

See the full Position Statement HERE

The guidelines are an official statement of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). They were approved by ASHA's Legislative Council on November 18, 2000. They provide guidance for speech-language pathologists in all work settings regarding their roles and responsibilities related to reading and written language disorders in children and adolescents but are not official standards of the Association. Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Reading and Written Language Disorders were Nickola Nelson, chair; Hugh Catts; Barbara Ehren; Froma Roth; Cheryl Scott; Maureen Staskowski; and Roseanne Clausen, ex officio. Diane Paul-Brown and Susan Karr provided consultation. Vice presidents for professional practices in speech-language pathology Alex Johnson (2000–2002) and Nancy Creaghead (1997–1999) served as monitoring officers.

See the full Guidelines HERE

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