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Florida SLP Scope of Practice
How is the practice of speech language pathology defined in Florida?
“Practice of speech-language pathology” means the application of principles, methods, and procedures for the prevention, identification, evaluation, treatment, consultation, habilitation, rehabilitation, instruction, and research, relative to the development and disorders of human communication; to related oral and pharyngeal competencies; and to behavior related to disorders of human communication.
“Disorders” are defined to include any and all conditions, whether of organic or nonorganic origin, that impede the normal process of human communication, including, but not limited to, disorders and related disorders of speech, phonology, articulation, fluency, voice, accent, verbal and written language and related nonoral/nonverbal forms of language, cognitive communication, auditory and visual processing, memory and comprehension, interactive communication, mastication, deglutition, and other oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal sensorimotor competencies.
What is included in the practice of speech-language pathology?
Any speech-language pathologist who is licensed in Florida may:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
Fla. Stat. § 468.1125