Letter to the Editor Recently, ASHA mailed a document titled “Proposed Position Statement and Guidelines for the Education/Training, Use, and Supervision of Support Personnel in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology,” dated May 1993. In essence, the writing group [the Task Force on Support Personnel] proposed that speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) and audiometric technicians (ATs) could ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
 
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  • Douglas L. Beck
    Saint Louis University Medical Center St. Louis, MO
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Letter to the Editor   |   March 01, 1994
Letter to the Editor
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 93. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.93b
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 93. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.93b
Recently, ASHA mailed a document titled “Proposed Position Statement and Guidelines for the Education/Training, Use, and Supervision of Support Personnel in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology,” dated May 1993.
In essence, the writing group [the Task Force on Support Personnel] proposed that speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) and audiometric technicians (ATs) could be trained to provide support for the professionals in those areas. The writing group pointed out that the SLPAs would require a 2-year associate’s degree and that the ATs’ academic requirement would be a high school diploma (or equivalent). Of course, this is grossly inadequate with respect to the ATs.
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