Professions in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Professions in Communication Sciences and Disorders by Mind Map: Professions in Communication Sciences and Disorders

1. Speech/Language/Hearing Scientist

1.1. Use research to extend knowledge of human communication processes/disorders

1.2. COULD serve as clinical SLP or audiologist

1.3. Help develop new technology for communication disorders

1.4. Credentials

1.4.1. Doctorate Degree

1.5. Career Paths

1.5.1. Universities

1.5.2. Government agencies

1.5.3. Research centers

1.5.4. Work as SLP/Audiologist

2. Professional Aide in Communication Sciences/Disorders

2.1. Audiology Assistant

2.1.1. Conduct screenings

2.1.2. Clerical work

2.1.3. Calibrate audiological instruments

2.2. Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

2.2.1. Participate in routine therapy tasks under supervision by SLP

2.2.2. Clerical work

2.2.3. Assist in preparation of material for assessment/treatment

2.3. Credentials

2.3.1. Vary by state

2.4. Career Paths

2.4.1. Work alongside SLP in various settings

2.4.2. Work alongside Audiologist in various settings

3. Audiologist

3.1. Measure Hearing Ability

3.2. Identify Disorders of Hearing/Balance

3.3. Manage Disorders of Hearing/Balance

3.3.1. Select and Fit hearing devices

3.3.2. Provide guidance in use/care of hearing aids

3.4. Prevent Disorders of Hearing/Balance

3.4.1. Recommending and fitting protective devices

3.4.2. Consulting with government and industry

3.5. Assist those with Auditory Processing Disorders

3.6. Credentials

3.6.1. Doctorate degree Audiology Doctorate (AuD) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Doctor of Education (EdD)

3.6.2. Certificate of Clinical Competence

3.6.3. State by state license

3.7. Career Paths

3.7.1. Educational settings Early prevention programs Preschools/schools Colleges/Universities

3.7.2. Private practice/independent clinic

3.7.3. Nursing care facilities

3.7.4. Hospitals

4. Speech Language Pathologist

4.1. Identify and assess communication disorders

4.2. Treat communication disorders

4.3. Prevent communication disorders

4.4. Provide services for disorders of swallowing

4.5. Modify dialect/accent

4.6. Credentials

4.6.1. Master's or Doctoral Degree

4.6.2. Public school certification Clinical practice in school setting Satisfactory score on state/national examination

4.6.3. Certificate of Clinical Competence Continuing education

4.6.4. State by state license

4.7. Career Paths

4.7.1. Education Settings Early Intervention Programs Preschools/schools

4.7.2. Medical facilities Hospitals Rehabilitation centers Nursing care facilities

4.7.3. Private practice/independent clinic