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 2021-2022 Medical Committee members included Alden GartrellRachel Parry, Julian Garcia, Ashley Logan, Tammis Chadwell, Adanna Burrell, Maegan Owings, Rebecca Brown, Ashley Brown, Latasha Weatherspoon Bailey, Co-Chair Shannon Presley, and Co-Chair Melanie Van Noy.

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

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


Long-term care—skilled nursing facility (SNF)

Home Health Care

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Additional Resources

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