Specialization: Implications for Training Specialists and Generalists—A Brief History of Specialization Specialization in fluency disorders was the first major topic discussed when the Special Interest Division 4 on Fluency and Fluency Disorders was inaugurated in 1991. The first Steering Committee began this discussion primarily in response to the proposals that were underway to eliminate the 25 hours of required practicum ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2001
Specialization: Implications for Training Specialists and Generalists—A Brief History of Specialization
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  • Kenneth O. St. Louis
    West Virginia University, Morgantown
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Article   |   December 01, 2001
Specialization: Implications for Training Specialists and Generalists—A Brief History of Specialization
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2001, Vol. 11, 12-16. doi:10.1044/ffd11.4.12
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2001, Vol. 11, 12-16. doi:10.1044/ffd11.4.12
Specialization in fluency disorders was the first major topic discussed when the Special Interest Division 4 on Fluency and Fluency Disorders was inaugurated in 1991. The first Steering Committee began this discussion primarily in response to the proposals that were underway to eliminate the 25 hours of required practicum in fluency disorders in graduate programs approved by the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation. (ASHA, 1994). At the first Division 4 Annual Leadership Conference in Hilton Head, SC in 1994 a group of affiliates met to develop a plan for specialty recognition. One year later, at the second Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, CO the group fleshed out the plan with qualifications and procedures, including a mentoring component.
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