Speech-language pathologists should select appropriate diagnostic tools and evaluate the results to identify goals and develop a treatment plan, communication skills. Demonstrate empathy and concern for others, as demonstrated by behaviors such as active listening, asking questions, and facilitating open and honest communication. Learn about best practices, including the application of current research on speech and language pathology, to develop a treatment plan and intervene for patients with specific communication and swallowing disorders. Be able to select and apply a supervisory style based on the needs of the clients served and on the knowledge and skill of the supervised person.
Understand and demonstrate best practices, including the application of current research on speech and language pathology, to evaluate patients with specific communication and swallowing disorders. The American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and accrediting association with 228,000 members and affiliates, who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support staff, and students. Professionals seeking guidance to supervise support staff should consult the ASHA position statement and knowledge and skills documents on that topic (ASHA, 2002, 2004a, 2004b). Understand the importance of implementing a supervisory style that corresponds to the supervisor's level of knowledge and skills.
However, the knowledge and skills discussed in this document focus on the essential elements of being a clinical educator in any service delivery environment with students, clinical fellows, and professionals.