Do Credentials Matter When Choosing A Speech-Language Pathologist?!
What do your credentials mean?
YES, credentials matter when you are choosing a Speech-Language Pathologist for your family!
Learn why you should choose an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist with an education, training, and experience in your area of concern…
First, the MMSc. Ms. Grayson earned both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (1977) and Master’s of Medical Science Degree (MMSc) in Speech-Language Pathology (1979) from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
The MMSc is her Master’s Degree earned after completing a comprehensive two-year program in Communication Science and Disorders within the Emory University School of Medicine’s Allied Health Department with a strong foundation in medical, neurodevelopmental, behavioral, and educational components.
At the time, the majority of SLP programs were housed in the Education Department at universities, but not at Emory! This medically based program fulfilled Ms. Grayson’s intent on entering the medical field.
In order to earn her MMSc, Ms. Grayson completed the required coursework and the extensive graduate practicum experiences included working at the Emory Rehabilitation Hospital, Emory Fluency Clinic, Emory-affiliated Cleft Palate Clinic, Emory Language-Learning Center, VA Hospital, Atlanta public schools, Georgia state residential facilities, and the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.
The next steps after earning her MMSc, were taking and passing the required National Praxis Board Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and completing the required Clinical Fellowship Year, as directed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASHA.
Then, upon completing and satisfying all ASHA requirements, Ms. Grayson applied for her ASHA Certification (CCC-SLP).
Ms. Grayson earned her national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in June 1980!
After receiving her CCC-SLP, Ms. Grayson received her State of Florida Registration in 1980 allowing her to practice Speech-Language Pathology in clinical and private settings. This is now issued by the State of Florida’s Department of Health, and it is referred to as the Florida State License (FSL).
Ms. Grayson strives for the utmost in clinical competence with all professional certifications and licenses remaining current through the attainment of the required continuing education hours, and upholding of the professional code of ethics of ASHA, FLASHA, and the State of Florida.
Each day is a fulfilling day in the life of This SLP,