N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44C-7.2 - Scope of practice-speech-language pathology

(a) The practice of speech-language pathology includes, but is not restricted to, the following functions:
1. Providing screening, identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention (that is, prevention, restoration, amelioration, compensation), consultation, counseling, and follow-up services for disorders of:
i. Speech which includes articulation, fluency, and voice (including respiration, phonation, and resonance);
ii. Language which includes disorders of receptive and expressive communication in oral, written, graphic, and manual modalities;
iii. Oropharyngeal and related functions (that is, dysphagia, orofacial myofunctional disorders);
iv. Cognitive aspects of communication which includes communication disability and other functional disabilities associated with cognitive impairment; and
v. Pragmatic aspects of communication;
2. Training and supporting family members and other communication partners of individuals with speech, voice, language, other communication, and swallowing disabilities;
3. Developing and establishing effective augmentative and alternative communication techniques and strategies, including selecting, prescribing, and dispensing of aids and devices and training individuals, their families, and other communication partners in their use;
4. Selecting, fitting, and establishing effective use of appropriate prosthetic/adaptive devices for speaking and swallowing (that is, tracheoesophageal valves, electrolarynges, speaking valves);
5. Providing aural rehabilitation and related counseling services to individuals with hearing loss and central auditory processing dysfunction and to their families;
6. Conducting pure-tone air conduction hearing screening and noninvasive screening tympanometry for the purpose of initial identification and/or referral of individuals with other communication disorders or possible middle ear pathology;
7. Enhancing speech and language proficiency and communication effectiveness, including, but not limited to, accent reduction, collaboration with teachers of English as a second language, and improvement of voice, performance, and singing; and
8. Consulting with educators as members of interdisciplinary team about communication management, educational implications of communication disorders, educational programming, and classroom accommodations for children with communication disorders.


N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44C-7.2
Amended by R.1990 d.272, effective 5/21/1990.
See: 21 New Jersey Register 2702(a), 22 New Jersey Register 327(a), 22 New Jersey Register 1615(a).
In (a)4: added phrase "or its successor title, speech-language specialist" to first sentence regarding certified individuals.
Amended by R.1993 d.383, effective 8/2/1993.
See: 25 New Jersey Register 1668(a), 25 New Jersey Register 3504(b).
New Rule, R.1998 d.374, effective 7/20/1998.
See: 30 New Jersey Register 1195(a), 30 New Jersey Register 2634(a).
Former N.J.A.C. 13:44C-7.2, Exemptions, was recodified to N.J.A.C. 13:44C-7.4.

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