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Connecticut SLP Scope of Practice
How does Connecticut define the practice of speech-language pathology?
“The practice of speech and language pathology” means the application of principles, methods and procedures for the measurement, testing, diagnosis, prediction, counseling or instruction relating to the development and disorders of speech, voice or language or feeding and swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions for the purpose of diagnosing, preventing, treating, ameliorating or modifying such disorders and conditions in individuals or groups of individuals,.
What is included in the practice of speech-language pathology?
SLP practice in Connecticut includes screening individuals for hearing loss or middle ear pathology using otoacoustic emissions screening, screening tympanometry or conventional pure-tone air conduction methods, including otoscopic inspection.
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-408