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Audiologists and speech-language pathologists provide services to prevent, diagnose, evaluate, and treat communication disorders. A master’s degree is required to be a speech-language pathologist and a clinical doctorate (AuD) is required to be an audiologist.
Information on careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology can be found on the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) website at http://www.asha.org/Careers/Careers-That-Grow-With-You/ and https://www.asha.org/careers/ and the Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA) website http://www.txsha.org/asha_certification_and_texas_licensure.
The American Academy of Audiology has information on their Employment Resources page at http://www.audiology.org/development/employment/Pages/default.aspx.
The State of Texas licenses Assistants in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. The Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology does not and can not guarantee acceptance of any course by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. It is up to the discretion of TDLR to accept or deny courses for SLP-Assistant or AUD-Assistant licensure. The applicant should review the course catalog descriptions of all courses that will be submitted to the Examiners during the application process to ensure matching with current Examiner requirements.
For more information on being an Assistant in Speech-Language Pathology, assistant licensing rules and forms, go to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/slpa/slp-assistant-apply.htm.
For more information on being an Assistant in Audiology, assistant licensing rules and forms, go to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/slpa/aud-assistant-apply.htm.