Rule 20:79:04:03 Supervision of speech-language pathology assistants.
of speech-language pathology assistants. During the first 90
workdays as a speech-language pathology assistant, the supervising
speech-language pathologist shall provide supervision for at least 30 percent
of the time each week, of which at least 20 percent must be direct supervision.
The supervising speech-language pathologist shall review data on every client
seen by the speech-language pathology assistant weekly. In addition, the direct
supervision shall be scheduled so that all clients seen by the assistant are
directly supervised. Each client must receive direct contact with the
speech-language pathologist at least one session every two weeks.
After 90 workdays, the amount of supervision can be adjusted
if the supervising speech-language pathologist determines the speech-language
pathologist assistant has met appropriate competencies and skill levels with a
variety of communication and related disorders.
Minimum ongoing supervision must always include documentation
of direct supervision provided by the speech-language pathologist and direct
client contact at least every 60 calendar days.
A minimum of one hour of direct supervision weekly for
full-time speech-language pathologist assistants and as much indirect
supervision as needed to facilitate the delivery of quality services must be
maintained. A minimum of two hours of direct supervision monthly for part-time
speech-language pathologist assistants and as much indirect supervision as
needed to facilitate the delivery of quality services must be maintained.
Source: 39 SDR
220, effective June 27, 2013.
SDCL 36-37-12, 36-37-18, 36-37-20.
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