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Rule 24:53:09:04 Birth to age 21 school speech/language pathologist education program.

          24:53:09:04.  Birth to age 21 school speech/language pathologist education program. A birth to age 21 school speech/language pathologist education program shall require supervised observation experience and a clinical practicum at the master-degree level from an accredited speech language pathologist program.


          The supervised observation experience and clinical practicum shall be supervised by an American Speech Language Hearing Association certified speech/language pathologist and shall include the in-depth evaluation and treatment of children and adults with communication disorders.


          The required courses and experiences of a birth to age 21 speech/language pathologist education program shall meet the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) standards, 2005 edition.


          The program shall require candidates to demonstrate the applicable content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills identified in the ASHA standards and to demonstrate competency on the applicable multiple assessment measures of chapters 24:53:04, 24:53:05, and 24:53:06.


          In order to meet the requirements of § 24:05:16:17(4), the year 2020 is the date established by the department for the retraining of personnel to meet appropriate professional requirements for school speech/language pathologists.


          Source: 25 SDR 13, adopted August 10, 1998, effective September 1, 2000; 33 SDR 73, effective November 2, 2006; transferred from § 24:16:10:05, 33 SDR 73, adopted October 13, 2006, effective July 1, 2008.

          General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-42-3.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 13-42-3, 13-42-4.


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