Credentials for Speech Language Pathologist
I have written before about my 10 year old daughter who had severe SPD as a younger child, who has developed some good coping skills. However, the main issue now is with her inability to process instructions, which worsens each year as she progresses in school.
We've seen an occupational therapist, but I now want to get her in with a speech language pathologist. I know about the importance of finding an OT familiar with SPD, but I don't know much about the field of speech language pathology. Is there special "credentialing" available for them to learn how to work with kids with SPD or basically, will any speech language pathologist be "OK".
The school has a speech language pathologist who is off for the summer and I want to get my daughter started with someone right away. Also, I heard the pathologist through the school may have too many kids to begin with.
Thanks for input from anyone. I didn't want to just look in the Yellow Pages for a SLP without first having some qualifying info to begin with.