SLP Support Personnel Program

School Districts and Early Childhood Programs in Arkansas may seek approval for the use of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Support Personnel (assistants or aides) who can perform tasks as prescribed, directed and supervised by master's level speech-language pathologists. The supervising speech-language pathologist(s) and the administrator(s) who will be directly involved with the program design a service delivery model which best meets the needs of students and professionals and submit written proposals.

Sharon Ross, SLP Support Personnel Program Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Education, manages the program approval process, provides training and technical assistance, and reviews the compliance status of school districts/cooperatives who are approved to use the support personnel service delivery model.