Assistants: A National Credential for SLPAs: An Update In the October 2003 issue of Perspectives, I outlined several reasons for maintaining a national credential when using paraprofessionals in service delivery. Three key factors I mentioned were: I also requested that you call your Legislative Councilors to share your views on this important issue and, I hope, to ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2004
Assistants: A National Credential for SLPAs: An Update
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Article   |   March 01, 2004
Assistants: A National Credential for SLPAs: An Update
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, March 2004, Vol. 14, 3-4. doi:10.1044/aas14.1.3
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, March 2004, Vol. 14, 3-4. doi:10.1044/aas14.1.3
In the October 2003 issue of Perspectives, I outlined several reasons for maintaining a national credential when using paraprofessionals in service delivery. Three key factors I mentioned were:
I also requested that you call your Legislative Councilors to share your views on this important issue and, I hope, to encourage support of resolutions that would come before Legislative Council (LC) in November 2003. As you may remember, the June 2003 issue of Perspectives discussed action taken by the LC in March 2003 to eliminate ASHA financial support for the speech-language pathology assistant programs. This action was primarily due to concerns about the financial burden on ASHA to maintain these programs. As a result, individuals from various states formed a committee to examine options to allow ASHA to maintain involvement in these programs, and two resolutions were presented to the LC in November. The essence of these resolutions was two-fold:
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