SLP Clinical Fellowship

SLP Clinical Fellowship

There have been a number of questions regarding the change in status for SLP Clinical Fellows by the state licensing board. The regulation comes from the state licensing board (not ASHA). This is not DPH.  The candidate is still practicing their CF year, that has not changed, but in order for a program to be able to be reimbursed for their services, they would need to meet as a DS category a – d.
The following is the link to an article from ASHA that explains the variance state to state:   leader.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2578637

Given the information outlined in the memo dated 12/5/2016 re: Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellowship status, all EI Specialists who are currently completing their SLP Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY), must have a new Certification Tracking Form submitted to DPH in order to be re-classified as a Developmental Specialist (d). Given that these employees have already been provisionally certified to meet the criteria to meet as a Speech-Language Pathologist, under the previous definition, no new supporting documentation needs to be submitted. If you would like the CFY to be considered for a different DS category (a,b,c), you must then submit all required documentation for a Developmental Specialist candidate.  Susan Breen will be reviewing all documentation that is submitted and will assign the appropriate discipline for each individual.