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Indiana Speech Therapy Definitions 

The Indiana speech-language pathology legal and regulatory definitions. 

“ASHA”- The American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

“Board” The Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

“Clinical Experience Intern”- An individual engaged in a clinical experience year.

“Clinical Experience Year”- A supervised professional experience obtained during a doctoral audiology program.

“Clinical Fellow”- An individual who is registered to practice:

    • Speech-language pathology; or
    • Audiology; under the supervision of a licensee approved by the board.

“Clinical Fellowship”- A supervised professional experience obtained after confirmation of a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology.

“Clinical Fellowship”- A supervised professional experience.

“Direct Supervision”- Onsite observation and guidance while an assigned evaluation or therapeutic activity is being performed.

“Examination” - The National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology or the National Examination in Audiology administered by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, New Jersey, or other suitable examination approved by the board.

“Licensee”- Either of the following:

    • A speech-language pathologist.
    • An audiologist.

“Licensing Agency”- The Indiana professional licensing agency.

“Person” - Any individual, organization, or corporate body, except that only an individual may be licensed in Indiana.

“Speech-Language Pathologist” - An individual who practices speech-language pathology and who presents himself to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words speech pathologist, speech-language pathologist, speech therapist, speech-language specialist, teacher of communication disorders, speech correctionist, speech clinician, language pathologist, language therapist, logopedist, communicologist, voice therapist, voice pathologist, or any similar title or description of service.

“Speech-Language Pathology” - The application of nonmedical and nonsurgical principles, methods, and procedures for the following:

    • The prevention, evaluation, habilitation, rehabilitation, instruction, and research of communication and swallowing disorders.
    • The elective modification of communication behaviors.
    • The enhancement of communication, including the use of augmentative or alternate communication strategies.

“Support Personnel” - Individuals who meet the qualifications which the board shall establish for the following:

    • Speech-language pathology aide.
    • Speech-language pathology associate.
    • Speech-language pathology assistant.


IC 25-35.6-1-2

880 IAC 1-1-1

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