11. ASHA CFCC Standards for Collaboration

“The Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) is a semi-autonomous credentialing body of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.” Its charge includes defining and enforcing clinical certification in cooperation with the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). New standards formulated for clinical certification will start September 1, 2014. Consider current standards for collaboration.

Collaboration Standards

Certificate standards for 2014 are of two types, knowledge and skill.

Knowledge

Standard IV-C covers demonstrated basic clinical skills, including, for example, articulation, fluency, language, hearing, swallowing, cognition, social aspects and augmentative / alternative communication.
They must be demonstrated and presumably documented in some fashion. Clinical collaboration is not included as a knowledge component.

Skill

Standard V: Skills Outcomes is where clinical collaboration is found, under Standard V-B:

“The applicant for certification must have completed a program of study that included experiences sufficient in breadth and depth to achieve the following skills outcomes:”

1. Evaluation
2. Intervention
3. Interaction and Personal qualities

Collaboration is not mentioned as a skill area under evaluation. Collaboration is mentioned once under intervention:

“Collaborate with clients/patients and relevant others in the planning process.”

Collaboration is mentioned once under interaction and personal qualities:

“Collaborate with other professionals in case management.”

http://www.asha.org/Certification/2014-Speech-Language-Pathology-Certification-Standards/

Citation

Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2012).

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