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Mississippi SLP Definitions 

The Mississippi speech-language pathology legal and regulatory definitions. 

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

“Board” - The Mississippi State Board of Health.

“Council” - The Mississippi Council of Advisors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as established in Section 73-38-11.

“Person” - Any individual, organization or corporate body, except that only an individual may be licensed under this chapter.

“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 correctionist,” “speech clinician,” “language pathologist,” “language therapist,” “logopedist,” “communicologist,” “voice therapist,” “voice pathologist,” or any similar title or description of services.

“Speech-Language Pathology” - The application of principles, methods and procedures for the measurement, testing, evaluation, prediction, counseling, instruction, habilitation or rehabilitation related to the development and disorders of speech, voice, language, swallowing or feeding, or for the purpose of evaluating, preventing, ameliorating or modifying such disorders and conditions in individuals and/or groups of individuals.

“Speech-Language Pathology Aide” - An individual who meets minimum qualifications which the council may establish for speech-language pathology aides, which qualifications shall be less than those established by this chapter as necessary for licensure as a speech-language pathologist, and who works under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist.


Miss. Code Ann. § 73-38-3

Miss. Code R. 15-19-60-10.1.3

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