Supervision: Differences in the Required Supervision for Allied Health Care Support Personnel: COTAs, PTAs, and SLPAs The Standards Council is looking at a registration program that would require supervision of assistants, but would not specify the amount of supervision. These standards are ready for review and slated to be implemented in January 2001. Meanwhile, the Council on Academic Accreditation is developing standards for training programs ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 1999
Supervision: Differences in the Required Supervision for Allied Health Care Support Personnel: COTAs, PTAs, and SLPAs
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  • Jean Suzanne Mead
    Communication Sciences & Disorders Program, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
  • Several groups are reviewing policies and programs that concern the qualifications, registration, and supervision of speech-language pathology assistants. These include a working group made up of ASH A speech-language pathology clinical issues staff and Division 11, Administration and Supervision affiliates. The working group is developing guidelines for competencies for speech-language pathologists who wish to supervise assistants. The document should be ready for review by the end of the year.
    Several groups are reviewing policies and programs that concern the qualifications, registration, and supervision of speech-language pathology assistants. These include a working group made up of ASH A speech-language pathology clinical issues staff and Division 11, Administration and Supervision affiliates. The working group is developing guidelines for competencies for speech-language pathologists who wish to supervise assistants. The document should be ready for review by the end of the year.×
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Article   |   October 01, 1999
Supervision: Differences in the Required Supervision for Allied Health Care Support Personnel: COTAs, PTAs, and SLPAs
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 1999, Vol. 9, 13-14. doi:10.1044/aas9.3.13
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 1999, Vol. 9, 13-14. doi:10.1044/aas9.3.13
The Standards Council is looking at a registration program that would require supervision of assistants, but would not specify the amount of supervision. These standards are ready for review and slated to be implemented in January 2001. Meanwhile, the Council on Academic Accreditation is developing standards for training programs for speech-language pathology assistants. The standards should be ready for review by the end of the year.
Clear definitions and expectations of the supervisory requirements for certified occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy assistants, and speech-language pathology assistants have been delineated by their respective national governing bodies: The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APT A), and ASH A. Following is an overview of the supervision specifications for support personnel recognized by the above mentioned allied health care professions.
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