What is a protected title?
Legally, in Saskatchewan*, only people who are registered and licensed with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA) are allowed to use the titles:
*Note: Section 22 of The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Act
…some speech-language pathologists (SLP) and audiologists (Aud) live in one province but use video conferencing to work with people in another province. Even if your SLP or Aud lives in another province, he (or she) must have a SASLPA licence to work with you.
People who have a licence to work in Saskatchewan are registered with SASLPA. You can be registered as a full practicing member if you:
Registered members are expected to:
A registration designation is the registration information for each SASLPA member. You can find a member’s registration designation and title at the bottom of any official client documents. For example:
J. Doe, Educational Credentials (e.g., M.SLP)
J. Doe, Educational Credentials (e.g., AuD)
If you are submitting a receipt for speech pathology or audiology services to a private insurance provider, make sure your speech-language pathologist or audiologist includes his/her registration designation on the receipt. Having this information easily available will help your insurance provider when reviewing your claim.
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