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Maine Speech Therapy Scope of Practice

How is the practice of speech language pathology defined in Maine?

"Speech-language pathology" means the application of theories, principles and procedures related to development and disorders of language and speech for purposes of assessment and treatment.  

What is included in the practice of speech-language pathology?

Speech-language pathologists identify, assess and provide treatment for individuals of all ages with communication and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists may:

    • Manage and supervise programs and services related to human communication and its disorders;  
    • Counsel families, individuals and caregivers with respect to speech-language pathology; and  
    • Provide consultation, make referrals and develop preventative programs.  

What is specifically excluded from the practice?


Are there any special trainings or requirements?



Me. Code R. §17101

Me. Code R. §17306

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