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Clinician

Clinician is a term used to describe a professional or a professional student who assesses, diagnoses, and treats individuals with speech, language, voice, swallowing, cognitive, and communication disorders in the field of Speech–Language pathology. This entry describes the path an individual takes from student clinician to practicing clinician as a licensed Speech–Language pathologist. It also lists the responsibilities of and skills required to be an effective clinician.

Student Clinicians

This term is applied first to an individual as he or she is earning a degree at the collegiate and graduate level—typically identified as a student clinician. A student clinician attends a graduate program in Speech–Language pathology accredited by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). As part of their educational careers, student clinicians complete coursework and ...

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