Speech-Language Pathology Summary

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The profession of Speech-Language Pathology is governed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as many federal laws, to uphold the best services for the clients being habilitated or re-habilitated. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), (PL 105-17), 1997 Amendment helped provide the use of assistive technology devices for all children with disabilities, which was huge in the field for SLP’s. These devices, though the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), made those being treated have more possibility and promise to become the best they could though this additional mode of therapy. (Dwight, 2015, p. 71) Another law applicable to SLP’s, is The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (PL 107-110), 2001 ensuring schools

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