Specialty Certification: What's in it for me? In the 17 years that I have been a practicing speech-language pathologist, I have seen tremendous growth in our scope of practice. The impact of medical advances and increasing numbers of older Americans have effected changes in populations served, disorders treated, and procedures utilized. As a result, it has become ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 1999
Specialty Certification: What's in it for me?
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  • Caroline Royal
    Memphis Speech & Hearing Center, Memphis, TN
  • Specialty Certification in neurologic communication disorders is available through the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. Specialty Recognition is an ASHA program. For information about areas of specialty recognition currently available and others in process through ASHA’s Specialty Recognition Program, please visit the ASHA Web site at www.asha.org/information/faq_sr.htm or call 800-498-2071, ext. 4264.
    Specialty Certification in neurologic communication disorders is available through the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. Specialty Recognition is an ASHA program. For information about areas of specialty recognition currently available and others in process through ASHA’s Specialty Recognition Program, please visit the ASHA Web site at www.asha.org/information/faq_sr.htm or call 800-498-2071, ext. 4264.×
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Article   |   October 01, 1999
Specialty Certification: What's in it for me?
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 1999, Vol. 9, 3. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.4.3
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 1999, Vol. 9, 3. doi:10.1044/nnsld9.4.3
In the 17 years that I have been a practicing speech-language pathologist, I have seen tremendous growth in our scope of practice. The impact of medical advances and increasing numbers of older Americans have effected changes in populations served, disorders treated, and procedures utilized. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult to be a broad-based practitioner and keep abreast of developments and trends in all areas of the profession. The medical profession has had specialty areas for as long as any of us can remember. Physical therapy and occupational therapy have also recently instituted specialty certification. After about 6 years of being a generalist, I decided that I wanted to focus my career on neurogenic communication disorders. When I learned about board certification offered by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), it seemed like an effective way to identify myself as a specialist in neurogenic communication disorders.
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