Scopes of Practice > Speech-Language Pathologists



Scope of Practice from Individual Acts

The practice of speech-language pathology is the assessment of speech and language functions and the treatment and prevention of speech and language dysfunctions or disorders to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment oral motor or communicative functions.



Alternate / Additional Description of Scope

ASLP Act: “The practice of speech-language pathology is the assessment of speech and language functions and the treatment and prevention of speech and language dysfunctions or disorders to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment oral motor or communicative functions.”

 

Speech-language pathologists work in collaboration with many other professionals, and have the knowledge, skills, and judgment to address the prevention, identification, assessment, treatment and (re)habilitation of communication, swallowing, reading and writing delays or disorders in children and adults, as well as assessment and management of individuals requiring augmentative communication systems.

 

SLP’s scope of clinical practice includes the provision of assessment, treatment and consultation services for:

  • Language delay and disorders
  • Speech delays and disorders including apraxia, dysarthria,  developmental articulation/phonology and motor speech impairment not otherwise specified
  • Communication disorders related to autism, developmental delays, learning disabilities, stroke, head injuries, cognitive disorders, hearing impairment and progressive neurological diseases
  • Literacy
  • Written communication/literacy
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice and resonance disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Alternative and augmentative communication needs
  • Psychogenic communication and swallowing disorders
  • Structural anomalies of speech and voice mechanisms

 

Speech-language pathologists are also authorized by the HCCA, 1996 to be evaluators of capacity to consent to treatment, admission to care facilities and personal assistance service

 

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