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Illinois SLP Scope of Practice
How is the practice of speech language pathology defined in Illinois?
"The practice of speech-language pathology" is the application of nonmedical methods and procedures for the identification, measurement, testing, appraisal, prediction, habilitation, rehabilitation, and modification related to communication development, and disorders or disabilities of speech, language, voice, swallowing, and other speech, language and voice related disorders. These procedures are for the purpose of counseling, consulting and rendering or offering to render services, or for participating in the planning, directing or conducting of programs that are designed to modify communicative disorders and conditions in individuals or groups of individuals involving speech, language, voice and swallowing function.
What is included in the practice of speech-language pathology?
"The practice of speech-language pathology" shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
Basic Health Screenings
A speech-language pathologist or an audiologist may perform basic health screenings and create the resulting plans of care if:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Evaluation and Management Related to SLP
Evaluation under speech-language pathology means the application of nonmedical methods and procedures for the identification, measurement, testing and appraisal of communication development, disorders or disabilities of speech, language, voice, swallowing and other speech, language and voice related disorders.
Management under speech-language pathology means habilitation, rehabilitation, counseling, consulting, directing or conducting programs that are designed to modify disorders related to communication development, and disorders or disabilities of speech, language, voice or swallowing. This may also include training in the use of augmentative communication systems, communication variation, cognitive rehabilitation, non-spoken language production, comprehension, performance of hearing screening test consistent with speech-language pathology training, and basic health screenings.
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
Use of Rigid and Flexible Laryngoscopes.
225 ILCS 110/3
225 ILCS 110/8.3
Ill. Admin. Code §1465.36