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Professions by Mind Map: Professions

1. Help select, fit, and dispense hearing aids and other amplification devices.

2. Audiologists

2.1. Education

2.1.1. Doctorate degree/Au.D

2.1.2. Certificate of Clinical Competence: (CCC-A) Supervised clinical experience

2.1.3. Passing Score on National Exam

2.1.4. State license in practicing state

2.2. Work Settings:

2.2.1. Educational Settings

2.2.2. Hospitals

2.2.3. Clinics

2.2.4. Government Agencies

2.2.5. Industries

2.3. Scope of Practice

2.3.1. Audiologists work with people who suffer from a hearing disorder: auditory processing disorder (APD), hearing loss, hard of hearing, and deafness. Population Young age: hearing is screened at birth. Hearing deficits usually occur since birth. Help fit children for cochlear implants and hearing aids. Mid Age: Age related hearing loss. Provide hearing aids. Audiologist provide hearing safety education to prevent hearing loss when older. 65 years and older: Hearing loss caused by older age, loud noise exposure throughout the years, and/or diseases, and medications. Help fit for hearing aids.

2.3.2. Measure hearing ability

2.3.3. Use evidence-based practice to identify, assess, manage, and prevent disorders of hearing and balance.

3. Speech, Language, and Hearing Scientists

3.1. Education:

3.1.1. Doctorate: PhD or EdD in the field.

3.2. Work Setting:

3.2.1. Universities

3.2.2. Government agencies

3.2.3. Industry

3.2.4. Research centers

3.3. Scope of Practice:

3.3.1. Their main goal is to extend the knowledge of human communication processes and disorders in order to help clinicians better serve their population. Population Serve all populations:

3.3.2. Research of speech-sound production, nature of sound, and hearing.

3.3.3. Technology related research to help improve communication with clients who are unable to speak and/or hear. (ex: AAC device, hearing tests, hearing amplifiers, and hearing aids.)

3.3.4. They study different languages to get better insight on how language is developed.

4. Speech Language Pathologist

4.1. Education:

4.1.1. Master's or Doctorate degree/Ph.D

4.1.2. Certificate of Clinical Competence: (CCC-SLP) 25 hours of clinical observation. 350 hours of clinical practice 9 months of supervised clinical experience (CFY)

4.1.3. Passing score on National SLP Exam (NTE)

4.1.4. State license in practicing state

4.1.5. For school SLP: National Teaching Certificate

4.1.6. Continuing Education (CEU)

4.2. Work Settings:

4.2.1. School Systems

4.2.2. Hospitals

4.2.3. Rehabilitation Centers

4.2.4. Clinics

4.2.5. Nursing Homes

4.2.6. Independent Practice

4.3. Scope of Practice:

4.3.1. Help people who suffer from a communication disorder: speech; language(receptive/expressive); cognitive/social disorders. Population: Young Children Mid-age 65 years and older

4.3.2. Help people who have swallowing and feeding difficulties

4.3.3. Help with accent modification

4.3.4. Use evidence-based practice to identify, access, treat, and prevent communication disorders.

5. Professional Aids

5.1. Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

5.1.1. Education: Associates degree in an SLPA program Or a Bachelor's degree in communication disorders program/or SLP program Minimum 100 hours of supervised field work experience Passing score on SLPA exam

5.1.2. Work Setting: work wherever a credentialed SLP is found. Schools Clinics Hospitals Rehabilitation Centers

5.1.3. Scope of Practice: Assist SLP's with helping populations who suffer from communication disorders. They work alongside an SLP and are supervised. Population: Clerical and therapy related tasks. Assist with prepping assessments and treatment materials.

5.2. Audiology Assistants

5.2.1. Eudcation Minimum requirement: High School Diploma Training program completion License/ registration may be required depending on the state.

5.2.2. Work Setting: work wherever a credentialed Audiologist is found. Schools Government Agencies Clinics Industries

5.2.3. Scope of Practice: Assist Audiologists with helping populations with hearing disorders. They must be supervised by a credentialed Audiologist. Population: Conduct clerical tasks and hearing screenings. Manage equipment and materials such as: hearing aids.