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Speech Therapist, or Speech Therapist assistant?

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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Is your child being seen by a speech therapist or a speech therapist assistant. I always felt like my son's therapist seemed very young and at times I questioned her because she couldn't answer my questions. This last appointment I asked her what her title was and she is a speech therapist assistant -_- I have mixed fillings because she works under a speech therapist, but I wanted my son to see a speech therapist not the assistant you know what I mean.  Do your children or child see the actual therapist or the assistant.  Don't get me wrong my son has made great progress but I really think if it was the actual therapist it would be better. 

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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SarahSuzyQ
by Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Can you ask why he was assigned to her? All the providers my son has seen have been full SLPs.
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tinarob
by Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I've never thought of asking. But I will =) I don't want to come off as rude but I would like him with a SLP, not a SLPA.

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Can you ask why he was assigned to her? All the providers my son has seen have been full SLPs.


SarahSuzyQ
by Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:24 AM
It's not rude to ask for your child to see the most highly qualified person, or at least to clarify how things work at this practice. I hope you can find out what is going on.


Quoting tinarob:

I've never thought of asking. But I will =) I don't want to come off as rude but I would like him with a SLP, not a SLPA.

Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

Can you ask why he was assigned to her? All the providers my son has seen have been full SLPs.



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