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Speech-Language-Hearing Association, NY State (NYSSLHA)
Since 1950 the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) has represented the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and individuals served by members of these professions.
The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a professional association that promotes advocacy and public awareness for all speech-language pathologists and audiologists in New York State and encourages the use of best practices within those professions through support of legislative initiatives and professional development opportunities.
The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association represents and advocates for speech-language pathologists and audiologists and the individuals whom they serve.
A Speech-Language Pathologist is a professional trained in the study of human communication, its normal development, its disorders and its treatment. A speech-language pathologist is licensed and certified by the State Education Department in New York.
An Audiologist is a professional concerned with normal and impaired hearing, and with identification, evaluation and rehabilitation of those who have hearing problems. An audiologist is licensed by the State Education Department in New York.
Licensed Professionals in NYS as of July 2011
SLP and audiologist licensure requirements include obtaining a graduate degree or its equivalent, a 300 hour supervised practicum, 9 months of full-time supervised experience (or equivalent part-time), and passage of a national exam. The individual must be 21 years of age and of good moral character.
Licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists are also required by law to complete 30 hours of continuing competency learning activities every three years.
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