Medical Setting Resources

The purpose of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) Medical Committee is to promote current practice information, education, high-quality resources, and collaborations and networking related to medical speech pathology across the state of Texas.

We have been working hard to keep you up-to-date with current practice information and education in medical practice settings. The 2019-2020 Medical Committee members included Stefanie Parker, Rachel Parry, Julian Garcia, Ashley Geer, Tammis Chadwell, Melanie VanNoy, Melissa Cooprider, Kathy Soland, Adanna Burrell, Mkinna Decker (student member), Co-Chair Shannon Presley, and Co-Chair Suzanne Bonifert.

ASHA Health Care Survey

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) conducts the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Health Care Survey to gather information about professional issues related to health care-based services. The survey includes information such as types of settings, caseload characteristics, practice trends, and much more. Results from the survey are presented on the ASHA website at https://www.asha.org/research/memberdata/healthcare-survey.

Medical Review Modules

The TSHA Medical Committee has developed a series of short PowerPoint modules focused on medically based topics ranging from pediatrics to adult clinical care, technically based aspects of documentation as well as professionalism, ethics, mentoring, and networking. These modules are excellent resources for the new graduate looking for a career in a medical setting or for the clinician who may be transitioning to a medically based setting.  

Medical SLP Work Settings

Are you are looking to transition into the area of medical speech pathology? Each issue of the 2020 Communicologist will feature a “Day in the Life” article with snapshots of what you might expect to encounter during a typical workday in the six most common medical practice settings. 

  • Acute care—hospital
  • Long-term acute care (LTAC)—hospital
  • Acute/inpatient rehabilitation—hospital
  • Outpatient—hospital/clinic
  • Long-term care—skilled nursing facility (SNF)
  • Home Health Care

Additional Resources

The TSHA Medical Committee recommends the following resources for additional information specific to practice in various health care settings.