Specialty Board Update The Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders (SBFD) appreciates the assistance of those specialists who participated in a survey designed by our consumer representative Jim McClure. The Board was interested in gathering information on specialty recognition, from the application process to how specialists use and perceive their credential. From the ... SIG News
SIG News  |   August 01, 2008
Specialty Board Update
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SIG News   |   August 01, 2008
Specialty Board Update
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 2008, Vol. 18, 87. doi:10.1044/ffd18.2.87
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, August 2008, Vol. 18, 87. doi:10.1044/ffd18.2.87
The Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders (SBFD) appreciates the assistance of those specialists who participated in a survey designed by our consumer representative Jim McClure. The Board was interested in gathering information on specialty recognition, from the application process to how specialists use and perceive their credential. From the survey, we learned that 70% found Board recognition helpful in attracting new clients to their practice and getting referrals, particularly through the specialists’ Web site (www.stutteringspecialists.org).
However, the survey also suggested that more needs to be done to raise awareness of the BRS-FD credential. Just more than half of clients were aware of the specialty credential. However, awareness of specialization among SLPs was only slightly higher and largely unknown to school administrators. Members felt this to be the most critical issue to be addressed; the Board concurs and has begun to consider approaches to accomplish this. It is here that all members can play a part by talking about specialization to their colleagues.
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