WHEREAS, language is the major means of human communication, and
WHEREAS, disorders of language constitute a significant communication handicap, and
WHEREAS, speech-language pathologists are responsible for the diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, and remediation of language disorders, and
WHEREAS, this should be immediately and prominently discernible to other specialists and the general public, therefore
LC 10-76 RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association endorses the official title speech-language pathologist (SLP) for those qualified individuals who diagnose, prognose, prescribe for and/or remediate speech and/or language disorders.
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Reference this material as: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (1976). Official title: speech-language pathologist [Relevant Paper]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.
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