Continuing Education for Speech Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Mental Health, Special Education & other Health Care Professionals
Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Author: Leslie Fauquet M.A., CCC-SLP
Text based course
This ethics course for speech-language pathologists, speech-language
pathology assistants and audiologists will focus on the presentation of
an ethical decision
making model, practical case studies with possible ethical dilemmas as well
as resources and guidelines to help resolve those ethical dilemmas. Methods
of reporting ethical violations and disciplinary actions will be presented.
Participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between the definitions of ethics, morality and law.
- Identify 3 steps from an ethical decision making model.
- Identify the four principles of the American Speech-Language Hearing
Association Code of Ethics.
- Identify examples of violations of the American Speech-Language Hearing
Association Code of Ethics as well as the Texas State Board of Examiners
for Speech – Language Pathology and Audiology, Code of Ethics.
- Identify solutions to ethical dilemmas that speech-language pathologists,
speech-language pathology assistants, and audiologists face.
- List methods of reporting violations of various codes of ethics and
disciplinary actions that may be taken.
- Lesson 1
- Lesson 2
Definitions of ethics, morality and law
Presentation of a 7 step format for Ethical Decision Making
- Lesson 3
Overview of the ASHA Code of Ethics and Texas State Board of Examiners
for Speech – Language Pathology and Audiology Code of Ethics.
Other state speech and hearing association codes of ethics, will
be discussed, including Wisconsin and Texas.
- Lesson 4
Presentation of case histories of possible ethical dilemmas that
speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, and
face. Participant will determine if there was an unethical or illegal behavior
and if so what principle of the code of ethics was violated and what
have been done to prevent this type of behavior? Participants will
compare their answer to the dilemma with the author’s on the next
- Lesson 5
Methods of reporting violations of the Codes of Ethics.
that may be taken by The American Speech-Language Hearing Association Board
of Ethics, Texas Speech and Hearing Association
Ethical Practice Committee, Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech – Language
Pathology and Audiology, Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Association
and the Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Examining Board.
| Leslie Fauquet M.A. C.C.C. SLP graduated from Central Michigan University
in 1981 with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology. She has a Certificate of
Clinical Competence from the American Speech - Language and Hearing Association,
is licensed in the State of California and has a Life Credential for Teaching
Special Education and providing speech pathology services in the public schools. Read
Continuing Education Units - CEUs
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).
The Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Examining Board has approved
the following continuing education program for licensure: Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Other professionals, please contact your state licensing board for information
on continuing education requirements. You will be able to print a copy of the
CE certificate at the end of each course. It is recommended that you keep a
copy of the certificate to show that you completed the necessary requirements.
CEUs are based on attainment of learning outcomes. Participants must complete the course, pass the assessment test with 80% accuracy and fill out the evaluation form in order to receive their certificate on-line.
Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued under reasonable circumstances when there is email notification within 3 days of course registration.
Disclosures: The author is the President of OnlineCEUs.com. The author has identified no
relevant financial relationship or relevant non-financial relationship with
the subject matter being presented.