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ACSLPA Revises and Develops College Documents

ACSLPA is pleased to announce the development and revision of several College documents that will be of use to regulated members:


Advisory Statement:  Using Your Protected Professional Designation the Right Way

Only registered speech-language pathologists and audiologists may use our protected titles and registered designations, which are enshrined in legislation. It’s important that all members understand the correct usage of these titles and how they inform the public about who we are and what we do. The flip side of this equation is that we also educate the public about our credentials, and what they should be looking for when they seek the services of an SLP or audiologist (as an aside, we’ll be developing resources specifically aimed at the public in the months to come).

Important Change:  The Advisory Statement now also allows for SLPs and audiologists in a non-practicing category of registration to make use of title combined with the words (Non-Practicing).  Check out page 3 of the advisory statement for further information.

Click here to access the advisory statement.

Guideline: Assessment of Children Who are English language Learners

We are pleased to announce that the Guideline: Assessment of Children Who are English Language Learners is now available! This has been a hot topic for the past couple of years and the ACSLPA ELL Task Force has been working diligently toward this finalized document and we thank them for their time and knowledge.

You might notice, the document is not prescriptive or a step-by-step procedure for assessment. It’s meant to be a guide, to support SLPs in making decisions about how they will complete their assessment and form a conclusion/interpretation. The guideline will be shared with our stakeholders.

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Click here to access the guideline.


Position Statement:  The Role of the SLP in Assessing Capacity for Decision-Making by Adults with Communication Disorders

ACSLPA’s original position statement on capacity assessment dates back to 2012. While the content remains relatively unchanged, additional references have been added to support positions stated in the document, and references to updated ACSLPA documents have also been included.

Click here to access the position statement.

Guideline:  Swallowing (Dysphagia) and Feeding

In total, 4 guideline statements in this document have been revised-guidelines 15, 17, 18, and 20.  These guidelines address information about collimator and image acquisition rates. They also reference ACSLPA documents that have either been updated or developed since the last revision of the dysphagia guideline, which was completed in 2013.

Click here to access the guideline.